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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Health & Science
4:45 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

FMA Support Of Medicaid Expansion May Not Be Enough To Change State Lawmakers' Minds

Florida Medical Association
Credit flmedical.org / Florida Medical Association

For the past two years, Florida’s top state lawmakers have opposed expanding the Medicaid program for low-income people under the federal health law. The state has rejected more than $51 billion under the federal Affordable Care Act to increase income eligibility limits and add more people to the rolls. Now one of the state’s most powerful physician groups, the Florida Medical Association is backing a Medicaid Expansion, but it may not be enough to change state lawmakers' anti-ACA stance.

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Politics
7:03 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Three Candidates Vie To Challenge Attorney General Bondi But Only One, A Libertarian, Is Guaranteed

Tallahassee attorney Bill Wohlsifer is running as the Libertarian Party of Florida candidate for Attorney General. Wohlsifer is challenging incumbent AG Pam Bondi (R).
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

Tallahassee attorney Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian candidate for state attorney general, wants to make sure voters understand his positions don’t amount to eliminating government control, just limiting it. That goes for everything from his support for gay marriage, to his lack of enthusiasm for Amendment Two: a proposed constitutional amendment to bring medical marijuana to Florida.

“I support medical marijuana in Florida, but I don’t think it goes far enough.”

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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.
Credit talgov.com / City of Tallahassee

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

Credit flickr.com/Creative Commons / taxcredits.net

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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