Lindsay VanHulle

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 lvanhulle@bridgemi.com, or call her at 517-657-2204.

Articles

In the driverless car race, California companies have eye on Michigan

July 18, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Out-of-state companies are looking establish offices in Michigan to be closer to the state’s auto industry. Economic development leaders hope this will boost the state’s cachet as a leader in the nascent mobility industry

Battle in Lansing over community colleges expanding 4-year degrees

July 11, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Conflicting bills are prompting a debate over the mission and funding of community colleges, with four-year colleges and universities defending their turf

‘Smart road’ speed, location sensors going on up Michigan roads

June 27, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Transportation officials say the sensors on southeast Michigan roads are designed to alert connected and driverless cars of the future to potential hazards, and help the state take the technological lead in automated driving.

Senate leader trying to find a third path on state energy overhaul

June 20, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

A proposal by the Senate energy committee chair is meant to address the Michigan Chamber’s concern about alternative energy mandates. Environmentalists say the new measure could make it harder for them to intervene.

Gov. Snyder: I’m still politically relevant

June 5, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

As Gov. Rick Snyder seeks to focus his message on Michigan’s future, the jury remains out on whether his administration, post-Flint, has the clout to help shape solutions for Detroit schools, statewide infrastructure repair and other policy priorities

Michigan’s record on infrastructure: Ignore everything

June 2, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

The last time Michigan’s infrastructure performance was measured was 2009; when we were bottom in the nation. Then things got worse.

Charters chafe at commission oversight in Detroit

June 2, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

The proposed Detroit Education Commission is the centerpiece of a debt-relief proposal in Lansing favored by the governor, and the city’s mayor, business and education establishment. On the other side: Michigan’s charter school industry.

Flint water, city schools on agenda at Mackinac biz conference

June 2, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

The annual conference on Mackinac Island, a wonkfest of deep policy discussion and open bars, will address some of the state’s most vexing infrastructure and education issues.

Dow Chemical being courted by other states

May 18, 2016 | Ron French, Lindsay VanHulle

If more business-friendly states come calling, can Midland hold on to thousands of high-paying jobs? A test of Gov. Snyder’s economic development strategy.

At odds over betting: Michigan’s last two horse tracks battle over electronic wagering

May 15, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Hazel Park Raceway (thoroughbreds) and Northville Downs (harness racing) are battling to the wire over a bill intended to help preserve Michigan’s race industry.

Michigan looks to lead on regulation of autonomous vehicles

May 1, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

The state is one of the first to pass laws on the driverless cars of the near future. One lawmaker says he hopes Michigan can be a model for others.

Michigan’s company towns: striking a balance with powerful employers

April 11, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

For decades, dominant industries in small towns have meant jobs, money and economic and civic spinoffs. They can also cause jitters and economic heartache. Here's a look at five Michigan towns with an outsized corporate resident.

Greenville: Moving past Electrolux

April 11, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Town puts focus on regional economic development, skilled trade

Midland: Leaders say Dow Chemical is committed to city’s future

April 11, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Thinking positively about a merger in a town inextricably linked to the chemical company

Flint water crisis could threaten Pure Michigan campaign success

March 28, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Business leaders say they must work harder now to attract companies to Michigan in the wake of ongoing negative publicity

Mission Improbable: Selling Flint in wake of crisis

March 28, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Efforts aim to counter lead crisis with Flint positive

Pure confusion?

March 20, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Revamp of state travel website aims to put tourists on right road to Michigan

Why a Florida company is designing the Pure Michigan website

March 17, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Miles Media was neither the highest nor lowest bidder out of the 22 firms vying for the contract

Old money, new direction: Who will Michigan’s big donors back, After Jeb?

February 26, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Following Jeb Bush’s flameout from the 2016 presidential race, some powerful GOP donors in Michigan are deciding who to support now

MEDC awards $400,000 contract to rebuild Michigan's website to Florida-based company

February 24, 2016 | Lindsay VanHulle

Miles Media Group LLP, based in Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday won a nearly $400,000 contract to rebuild Michigan.org from the Michigan Strategic Fund, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corp

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