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Jeff Atwater bristles at Rick Scott's 'bloated' comment

No, state CFO Jeff Atwater isn't mildly annoyed with Gov. Rick Scott over a comment about his weight.

Rather, Atwater took issue yesterday with his fellow Republican's comment that Florida's $70.4 billion budget was "bloated." Scott wouldn't/couldn't give one example of bloat. Maybe he'll do that on Twitter tonight.

This budget (smaller than former Gov. Jeb Bush's last budget) was passed by the Legislature when Atwater was president of the Senate. So the CFO took the comment somewhat personally. Atwater said he was proud of the budgets created under his direction.

"I thought we were thoughtful and careful and responsible with what we did," he said.

 

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