Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has been a member of the WFSU news team since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

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The Florida Senate’s Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Committee has cleared a number of bills related to juvenile justice reform. One proposal changes how and when juveniles can be charged as adults.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

This might be the year the Florida legislature finally settles a long-running dispute with counties over incarceration of juvenile offenders.  A Senate bill does what the counties have sought: a 50-50 split on detention costs.

Amtrak's Sunset Limited Route ran from New Orleans to Jacksonville until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks. / Amtrak

Leon County is pushing to get more travel options. In addition to a massive campaign to lure air carrier Jet Blue to the area, the city is also trying to get Amtrak to come back.

cuban and american flags

The federal government has long given out financial benefits to Cubans who immigrate to the United States, but one Cuban-American Florida lawmaker believes that should end.

Construction of Leupp School / Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Florida House has moved forward with a proposal to reduce the cost of school construction and steer more dollars to charter schools. But over the objection of superintendents, the House Appropriations Committee approved the bill. But it could face challenges in the Senate.