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Meet Matt Galka, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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Matt Galka‘s secret to success? “Be the same person on TV that you could talk to at a bar,” he says. The 27-year-old “multimedia journalist” started with Tallahassee’s local CBS affiliate, WCTV, in 2011. He’s now with Capitol News Service, helmed by broadcast veteran Mike Vasilinda, reporting “on the Florida Legislature and politics for more than two million viewers daily,” Galka’s website says. His work has caught the attention of his peers; he won the “Best Overall” award in 2013 from Florida…

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Tourism ad campaign cash running out

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Capitol News Service is reporting that Visit Florida will soon be out of the advertising money BP gave the state tourism agency to spread the word that most of Florida’s coast is still open for business. Visit Florida received the $7 million on June 7, and used the money to air TV, radio, and Internet ads mainly in the Southeast region of the country. CEO Chris Thompson says Visit Florida still plans to promote in-state travel, but more money will be needed…

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