Hurricane Irma approaching Anguilla from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite.
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Tallahassee, FL – The immediate future of property tax reform in Florida is uncertain. James Call reports lawmakers have six days to merge different House and Senate plans into a proposal to place on a January ballot.

Tallahassee, FL – It is unclear whether the Florida Legislature will produce a property tax reform package. Lawmakers are working on many fronts to gather the supermajority needed to pass a proposal and a second supermajority to get it on a January ballot. James Call reports, House members are working a plan that cuts taxes more than what the Senate has agreed to do.

Tallahassee, FL – Senate President Ken Pruitt says the Senate may not reconvene during the special session on property taxes. As James Call reports, the Senate will wait to see what the House does this week on property tax relief.

Tallahassee, FL – Now the question is the compromise. In a national firestorm, the U.S. House Republicans held the line just 13 votes shy of the two-thirds needed to override the president's veto of a bill to provide health insurance to ten million American children. And Florida's congressional delegation is right in the thick of it. Congressman Adam Putnam of Bartow, the House's third-ranking Republican, played a key role in sustaining the veto and now says it's time for a bipartisan solution.

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Tallahassee, FL – The threat of budget cuts continue as each agency head pleads their case before lawmakers in anticipation of September's special session.

Tallahassee, FL – The Capital City Bank branch at the corner of Old Bainbridge Road and West Tharpe Street was held up around 1:20 Tuesday afternoon. The robber, described as a black man with a towel wrapped around his head, didn't show a weapon and ran off with the money. City Police think he may have escaped in a vehicle parked at nearby Fogle Court.

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Women ages 30 to 65 may decide how often they want to get screened for cervical cancer depending on the test they choose, according new draft recommendations for cervical cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Testing every three years requires a Pap smear, and testing every five years requires a test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes nearly all cervical cancers.

Some residents of Key Largo are being allowed back in Tuesday morning but the Florida Keys are still largely without power, water, medical service and cell service. Most Keys residents are anxiously waiting to hear when they can return home and others who stayed despite mandatory evacuations remain stranded there. More than 80 percent of customers on the Keys are currently are without power.

As millions of Florida residents begin to assess damage left by Hurricane Irma, people in Georgia and South Carolina are still struggling to cope with heavy flooding and power outages in coastal areas.

Irma is now a post-tropical cyclone with top winds of only 25 mph — a far cry from the Category 4 storm that ravaged the Florida Keys on Sunday.

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