Lindsay VanHulle is a Lansing-based Capitol correspondent covering the intersection of business and public policy in a joint venture that launched in 2015 between Bridge and Crain’s Detroit Business. Prior to joining Bridge, she was a reporter at the Lansing State Journal and Traverse City Record-Eagle. Her work also has appeared in the Detroit Free Press and USA Today. As a business reporter in Lansing, VanHulle covered plans for a $245 million off-reservation tribal casino in Lansing and subsequent court challenges, right-to-work legislation that drew thousands of protesters to the Capitol during lame-duck session in 2012 and dozens of same-sex marriages performed in Ingham County the day after a federal judge overturned Michigan’s ban. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and is president of the Mid-Michigan Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. You can reach Lindsay via email at email@example.com, or call her at 517-657-2204.
May 30, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
Legislation pending in Lansing could well save jobs for a salt mining company operating in Michigan. But it could also increase costs for state taxpayers.
April 16, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
A favorable outcome for AK Steel could set a tax precedent for other companies that wind up in a similar scenario through a merger or acquisition.
April 10, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
Backers of the legislation point to estimates showing the state could earn up to $60 million in revenue from the law. Fiscal analysts are less bullish.
April 4, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
Despite rising wages and declining jobless rates, four in 10 Michigan households remain unable to afford basic living necessities.
February 27, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
To get Michigan counted among the nation’s 10 healthiest state economies, Doug Rothwell said, Lansing must focus on long-term growth, including infrastructure and economic development.
February 27, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
Some state leaders are floating a revision to the 1994 Michigan constitutional amendment capping property taxes. The outcome could impact Michigan’s national competitiveness, and the long-term health of its struggling cities.
February 13, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
The $20 million competition Gov. Rick Snyder proposed in his 2018 budget recommendation is modeled after a similar program in 2015 for community colleges that his administration said led to 91 new or expanded career-tech programs at 18 schools.
February 6, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
Billionaire developer Dan Gilbert of Detroit will stay in the background this week as supporters of bills to create a tax incentive for “transformational” brownfield projects will put the spotlight on the rest of the state. They plan to focus less on Detroit projects, in part to sell outstate legislators and their constituents on the opportunity the incentive would create in their own backyards.
January 30, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
The intent is not to force employers to participate in a program they can’t sustain, but to reward employers who aim to offer long-term work to parolees.
January 23, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
Employers who have taken the criminal-history checkbox off job applications say they still check backgrounds, but leave the discussion about an applicant’s record until later in the process. Will others follow?
January 12, 2017 | Lindsay VanHulle
Review includes additional 30,000 computer-generated claims.
December 19, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle
Stymied in lame-duck session, developers and economic development leaders across Michigan say they will lobby Lansing next year for nearly $300 million in new business tax incentives.
December 11, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle
In a state where new taxes are often a non-starter, the idea of raising more money for roads, bridges and drinking water lines has been a hard sell. Yet Michigan may have no choice.
December 6, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle
Efforts in Lansing to lower unfunded liabilities by converting pensions into 401(k)-like accounts for teachers and capping public employees’ retirement healthcare benefits will likely be renewed in January.