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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Governor Rick Scott is pushing for greater healthcare cost transparency in hospitals.  The move comes as Florida faces the loss of more federal health care funding next year, and growing concerns about the state’s healthcare costs.

Congresswoman Gwen Graham says she'll file a bill to prevent government shutdowns.
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North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is pitching a plan to avert a government shutdown if Congress can’t reach a budget deal in December.

Historically high-performing districts would largely remain at the top, and historical poor performers, near the bottom. That’s according to district-level performance results from the new Florida Standards Assessment. Leon County has been near the top but as the news isn’t as good for the rest of the surrounding counties.

A Conservative Florida group wants Governor Rick Scott to de-fund the state’s planned parenthood clinics. Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger says Governor Rick Scott isn’t a true conservative if he allows state dollars to continue flowing to planned parenthood.

Sgt. Brian Davis was fired Sept. 24 for insubordination
Leon County Jail

The State Attorney’s office has dropped charges against a former Tallahassee Police Department officer.  Brian Davis was accused of solicitation of prostitution.