Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU 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.

Phone: (850) 487-3086

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Education
8:31 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Blaming Legislature, Leon School Board Considers $4M Property Tax Hike

Credit Leon County Schools

The Leon County School Board continues hashing out the details of a nearly $530 million budget for the upcoming school year, but something giving board members heartburn is whether to approve a property tax increase to fill part of the funding plan required by the legislature.

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WFSU Local
8:23 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

A New School Year Boosts Hopes For An Education Revival In Jefferson County

Jefferson County School Superintendent Al Cooksey
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

This week, thousands of students across the Big Bend head back to the classrooms for the start of another school year. While its business as usual for many of those districts, in Jefferson County--the worst school district in the state-- there’s a lot at stake for the teachers, administrators and its superintendent.

Jefferson County School Superintendent Al Cooksey is very blunt about the current state of the district he now runs.

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WFSU Local
9:09 am
Tue August 19, 2014

United Way To Focus On Health, Education And Finance

Credit United Way of the Big Bend

The United Way of The Big Bend is refocusing its mission, scaling down its operations to focus on the areas of health, education and income.  The group’s president says the move is a direct response to a survey the organization put out to the community.

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Health & Science
5:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

State Says Medicare, Medicaid Providers Can Share Electronic Records Across State Lines

Credit Florida Health Information Exchange / Agency For Healthcare Administration

For the past three years, the state Agency for Healthcare Administration has been building a system providers can use to share electronic health records. Now, the state system, called the Health Information Exchange, has linked up with a national group to allow Florida physicians to share documents across stat lines and with federal and non-federal agencies.

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State News
4:44 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Proposed Lottery System For Marijuana Growers Has Precedence In Florida

Credit Brett Levin via Flickr

The Florida Department of Health is sticking with a plan to award marijuana licenses to growers through a lottery system. The department issued its final draft for the proposed rule this week but critics maintain the lottery is unfair.

Lotteries in Florida are not unusual. Two years ago, the Florida Senate used a lottery-like system with green and white balls to hash out which Senators would run for a two-year term as a result of redistricting. Green meant whoever was in that district would have to run.

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