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.

Phone: (850) 487-3086

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WFSU Local
5:58 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Florida State University Issues Response To New York Times Article On Winston Probe

Florida State University is disputing a New York Times article about its star quarterback, a flawed rape investigation and current probe by the federal government.

FSU has remained largely silent about its role in an investigation of rape allegations against its star quarterback, Jameis Winston. The state attorney never charged Winston citing a lack of evidence and flawed investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department.

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State News
5:50 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Counties Claim State Owes Money By Overcharging For Juvenile Detention Costs

Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters
Credit Department of Juvenile Justice

Florida’s counties say the state owes them money. They claim they’ve been overcharged for helping pay the cost of juveniles in detention centers. The two sides appear close to reaching a deal on how to split the costs going forward—but a conflict is brewing over whether the state should have to reimburse the counties for past expenses.

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State News
6:42 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Institute Targets 'Dirty Dozen': Professions Prime For Deregulation

Rep. Daphne Campbell (D-Miami) with Rene Rollins, owner of World Class Academy School and Salon in Tallahassee, FL
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

Over the past several years Governor Rick Scott has touted Florida as a refuge from “burdensome regulations” and has made it a goal to promote job creation in the state. But as Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen below the national average some groups argue the state continues to over-regulate businesses—and one group is targeting several industries it says are prime for de-regulation.

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State News
9:48 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Florida Local Governments Try To Stave Off State Interference

Every year Florida lawmakers come to Tallahassee armed with bills they hope, will become laws. And every year, local governments gear up in the hopes of staving off what they see as efforts to usurp their authority.

The battles between state and local governments happen every year, and this session is no different. Proposals on everything from spiny lobsters to regulating paper or plastic in supermarkets have been filed, along with recurring fights over how local governments handle their pension obligations.

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Education
4:29 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Corporate Tax 'Voucher' Expansion Clears House, But Senate Remains Firm On Testing Requirement

The House has moved ahead with its plans to expand the state’s corporate tax scholarship program, over the objections of the Senate. The lower chamber hopes by tying the expansion to another bill and watering it down, the Senate will be more likely to take it up.

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