Kate Payne

As a Tallahassee native, Kate Payne grew up listening to WFSU. She loves being part of a station that had such an impact on her. Kate is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. With a background in documentary and narrative filmmaking, Kate has a broad range of multimedia experience. When she’s not working, you can find her rock climbing, cooking or hanging out with her cat.

A prolonged battle over district maps between Florida lawmakers and the state Supreme Court came to an end earlier this year. Now a South Florida legislator wants to put independent citizens in charge of redistricting.

Supporters are once again encouraging Mayor Andrew Gillum to look beyond Tallahassee’s city hall. Online activists are circulating a petition calling for Gillum to run for governor in 2018.

The Leon County School Board is planning a special meeting to discuss lead levels in the district’s drinking water.

Florida’s catastrophe fund will suffer minimal losses due to Hurricane Matthew, state officials announced Tuesday. With $17 billion in reserve, the “cat fund” is ready to pay out insurance companies that are overloaded by damage claims.

According to a new University of South Florida poll, just 22% of Floridians feel they’re well informed about the constitutional amendments on the ballot this November.

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