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
5:18 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Access Vs. Choice Part Of Dispute Over Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Children participate in a rally against the decision by a coalition of groups to sue over the Tax Credit Scholarship program
Credit LHatter

A constitutional challenge to Florida's de-facto school voucher program has supporters worried it could end if the plaintiffs prevail.

“What do we want? School Choice, when do we want it now!"

This has become the call of pro-school choice advocates in the constant rallies to promote the Florida’s various educational options.  Now one of the options--the popular tax scholarship program used to send low income students to private schools-- is facing a legal challenge. Advocates like Rabbi Moshe Matz of Agudath Israel of Florida in Miami, oppose the move.

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Health & Science
4:20 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

94,000 Floridians Could Lose ACA-Backed Health Insurance Due To Citizenship, Name Mismatch

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Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services CMS

Thousands of Floridians could soon lose their federally-purchased health insurance if they don’t submit information to the government verifying their citizenship status.

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Education
4:03 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Union, School Board Association Announce Lawsuit Over Private School Vouchers

The Florida Education Association, Florida School Board Association and a coalition of other groups want the state courts to do away with the corporate tax scholarship program.

FEA Vice President Joanne McCall sums up her group’s argument against the state’s school voucher program like this:

“People have a choice. If they want they can put their kids in private schools. That’s their right. But it’s not the public’s responsibility.”

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Education
5:10 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

LWV Florida Challenges Ed Funding as Teachers Union Announces Voucher Lawsuit

The League of Women Voters is joining a lawsuit against the state over education funding. The moves comes as a state teachers union plans to continue fighting the school voucher program.

The League of Women Voters argues Florida has failed to meet its constitutional obligation to provide a uniform, efficient and high quality public school education. League President Deidre McNabb says the group is concerned the state has gone too far in expanding both charter schools and the school voucher program.

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Politics
12:01 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Williams-Cox, Richardson Emerge As Likely 2016 Candidates As Dust Settles From 2014 Primary

Credit Nick Evans

Several local races have been decided in Tuesday night’s primary including one big upset.  While most incumbents won reelection, the future of Tallahassee and Leon County politics is already being talked about as political watchers look ahead to 2016.

There’s still a general election in November with more city and county races to be decided, but that’s not stopping local political expert John Reid from identifying certain people to watch during the 2016 election cycle, especially in House District Eight.

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