Jimmy Patronis

Joe Gruters

Sarasota’s Joe Gruters gears up to run for Florida CFO

Republican Sen. Joe Gruters filed paperwork to run in 2026 for state chief financial officer; incumbent CFO Jimmy Patronis is term limited.
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Donald Trump endorses Joe Gruters for Florida Chief Financial Officer in 2026

President Donald Trump is already putting his thumb on the scale in the campaign to succeed Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
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Florida’s Chief Financial Officer questions the costs of land deals

Jimmy Patronis suggested the state should have looked again at the prices of three land conservation deals that totaled $193 million.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants a new law to fund legal fees for presidential candidates in the state.

Florida CFO suggests new law to fund legal fees for presidential candidates amid Trump’s legal challenges

Listen:   Amid former president Donald Trump’s current legal problems, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer wants a new law to fund legal fees for presidential candidates in Florida. Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis mentioned the idea...
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Florida lawmakers are considering fixing the backlog in the underfunded home upgrade program

More than 17,000 applications await funding or have been submitted as part of Florida's My Safe Florida Home program.
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Florida divests money from BlackRock asset-management firm over ‘ESG’ social responsibility policies

Florida will pull $2 billion from BlackRock asset-management firm over Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ideological differences.

Florida CFO candidate wants employees of the governor to wait six months before taking another state job

Term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed some of his staff members to other government jobs as he prepares to leave the office early next year; the Times/Herald reported that some Scott staffers ended up...

In Tampa, Adam Putnam says he’s ‘very pleased’ with Trump administration calling for a revision of NAFTA

Speaking at the Kimmins Contracting Corporation in Ybor City on Friday, GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam pumped up the Trump tax reform plan, and boasted that Florida is a low-tax state. The Putnam campaign had touted...

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