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Florida Governor's Race: Where The Candidates Stand On The Issues

Candidates from left to right: Chris King, Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Philip Levine, Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam.
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Candidates from left to right: Chris King, Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Philip Levine, Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam.

As the 2018 Primary Election approaches we're re-airing stories produced by reporters at WGCU, WJCT, WUSF and WLRN looking at where the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates stand on a host of issues.

2018 Florida Governor's Race: Dems Focus On K-12 Funding, Republicans On Career Training


About a quarter of Florida's nearly $90 billion state budget pays for public schools. The Democrats running for governor say that's not enough.

"We can never spend enough," former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine said during the first gubernatorial primary debate in April. His opponents for the Democratic nomination largely agree.

On the Republican side, the candidates have focused more on career training as their education priority. [ Read More]


Florida Gubernatorial Candidates Positions on the Algae Bloom Crisis

By  JOHN DAVIS • AUG 15, 2018

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of Emergency Aug. 13 for seven southwest Florida counties currently impacted by a lingering toxic red tide algae bloom crisis. The bloom, which has persisted since last fall, now stretches some 150 miles between Naples and Anna Maria Island and appears to be moving north. [ Read More]


Florida Gubernatorial Candidates’ Thoughts On Guns And School Safety


Democrat Jeff Greene’s campaign bus pulled up to Jacksonville’s Northwestern Middle School a few weeks ahead of the start of school. The Palm Beach billionaire came to the low-income area to give backpacks to kids. [ Read More]


Where Do The Candidates For Florida Governor Stand On Transportation?


Whoever becomes the state's next governor will inherit a transportation system bogged down by crowded roads and a lack of mass transit options. [ Read More]

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Julie Glenn is the host of Gulf Coast Live. She has been working in southwest Florida as a freelance writer since 2007, most recently as a regular columnist for the Naples Daily News. She began her broadcasting career in 1993 as a reporter/anchor/producer for a local CBS affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. After also working for the NBC affiliate, she decided to move to Parma, Italy where she earned her Master’s degree in communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University.
John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPRââââ