Michael Auslen - Former Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Writer

Former Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Writer

Michael Auslen covered state government and politics in the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau.

  1. Donald Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi attend the Palm Beach Lincoln Day Dinner in March at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. [Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images]
  2. Heroin is seen shortly after being emptied out of a baggie and put into a spoon before being injected. As the state has cracked down on prescription pills, the use of heroin and fentanyl has surged. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Tampa Bay Times]
  3. State Reps. Paul Renner (left) and Chris Sprowls.
  4. Sens. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, and Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, were among the highest-ranking local lawmakers on the Florida Society of News Editors' "Sunshine Scoreboard."
  5. Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation on Friday that legalizes medical marijuana in Florida.
  6. Gov. Rick Scott
  7. People gather in Orlando for a vigil earlier this month honoring the 49 lives lost in the June 2016 shooting at Pulse.
  8. Gov. Rick Scott