Florida Five: New maps reveal dramatic shift, Planned Parenthood probe finds violations

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:

Redistricting base mapFlorida’s delegation in Congress should shift dramatically — Florida’s political landscape could undergo a dramatic shift under a proposed new map for Congress released Wednesday by the state Legislature. If ultimately adopted by legislators, several incumbent members of Congress — including U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and U.S. Rep. Dan Webster — could find it hard to hold onto their current seats. Read more

Related: Florida Legislature’s redistricting base map offers dramatic congressional reshuffling

For more info: FloridaRedistricting.org

Planned Parenthood probe ordered by Gov. Scott finds violations at 4 clinics — An inspection ordered by Gov. Rick Scott into Planned Parenthood clinics didn’t find fetal organs being sold, but state officials Wednesday said they are citing four locations for other violations. After inspecting 16 Planned Parenthood locations in the state last week, the agency for Health Care Administration found that clinics in St. Petersburg, Fort Myers and Naples have been performing abortions in the second trimester of pregnancies without a license to do so. Read more

Why the race for Alan Grayson’s House seat is stranger than fiction – In the race to represent his Central Florida district, Grayson’s former top political aide is running against his girlfriend. Rep. Alan Grayson’s fiery, shoot-from-the-hip style has Democrats bracing for a bruising Senate primary in Florida next year. But the fight over Grayson’s House seat could also see its fair share of drama, thanks to the congressman himself. Read more

Related: Liberals launch anti-Patrick Murphy website

Florida Democrats part ways on Obama’s deal with Iran – Two key Democrats from Florida went separate ways on Tuesday over backing President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran on that nation’s nuclear program. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor and said he would back Obama’s agreement. Nelson had been on the fence on supporting the Iran deal. Read more

Florida’s 10-day tax-free holiday starts Friday – The back-to-school shopping season has arrived, and local families are watching every dollar spent outfitting their children with the latest fashion trends and school supplies. But parents — as well as the public — will soon catch a 10-day reprieve with the return of Florida’s sales tax-free holiday. Read more

Staying out of the fray: Take that, libs! Entirely Hispanic city council REJECTS anti-Trump resolution

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