Politics

The year that was - 2017 - turned out to be quite the year for news. And quite the year for fact-checks about everything from "fake-news" - last year's catchword - and all sorts of dubious claims.

Opposition to the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling mounted Wednesday as Democrats from coastal states accused President Donald Trump of punishing states with Democratic leaders and a second Republican governor asked to withdraw his state from the plan.

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Florida's 2018 legislative session begins today - and Governor Rick Scott will be delivering his annual, and final, State of the State Address to lawmakers and to the people of Florida. Our coverage begins at 11AM and will include the Governor's address as well as lawmaker responses. Tune in to WGCU 90.1 FM, WMKO 91.7 FM, or listen live here or on the WGCU app.

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As Florida’s 2018 legislative session begins this week, WGCU is launching a weekly series of legislative roundtable discussions for each Monday edition of “Gulf Coast Live!” throughout the 60-day session.  These conversations are intended to provide an in depth look at the latest developments in the state capitol and how they impact Southwest Floridians.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is giving his last State of the State speech Tuesday and there's a good chance a couple of topics will be similar to the first one he gave in 2011: jobs and tax cuts.

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