Lynn Hatter

Senior Features Producer/Reporter

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.

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WFSU Local
9:52 am
Fri July 25, 2014

City Officials Invite Feedback Via DigiTally Phone App

City employees monitor the DigiTally smartphone app during normal business hours.
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For Tallahassee residents who see broken sidewalk, water main leaks or just have a general concern—the city of Tallahassee has an app for that.

The DigiTally smartphone app allows residents to connect directly with city officials if they see something amiss, and City Commissioner Gil Ziffer says he’d like to see more people using it.

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Health & Science
3:49 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Floridians To Get Back Nearly $42M From Health Insurance Companies

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Nearly one million Floridians who purchased their health insurance through the federal exchange, could get some money back this Summer.

Floridians are due nearly $42 million in refunds through the Affordable Care Act.

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Politics
5:21 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

With Showing In Polls, Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Says He's 'In It To Win It'

Adrian Wyllie in Tallahassee January 2014.
Credit Steve Cannon / Associated Press

A new poll released Wednesday on the upcoming 2014 gubernatorial race shows the path to Florida’s governor’s mansion is a lot less certain for most of the candidates than it was a few months ago.  The Libertarian candidate for governor is making inroads with voters—at the expense of Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.

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Health & Science
6:09 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

ACA Ruling Could Jeopardize Floridians' Access To Health Insurance Subsidies

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Two federal appeals courts have issued contradictory rulings that could affect how much Floridians pay for their federally subsidized health insurance. The future of the Affordable Care Act is in question once again, and experts are split on what could happen.

Florida State University law Professor Franita Tolson believes the issue of whether the federal government can subsidize health plans offered on the exchange it created will eventually be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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WFSU Local
10:08 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Florida, Georgia Officials Working To Clean Up Lake Talquin Pollution

Lake Talquin has been identified as "impaired" by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
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North Florida’s Lake Talquin is getting a house call from the state’s environmental doctors. Officials are targeting the lake as part of ongoing efforts to clean up polluted water bodies.

Lake Talquin is not a natural formation; it’s man- made. And the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Greg DeAngelo  says that makes addressing pollution a little harder. A big part of fixing Talquin’s problems is determining total maximum daily loads, or TMDL’s—that's the maximum amount of pollution a water body can handle while still meeting water quality standards.

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