Lindsay VanHulle

Lindsay VanHulle is a Lansing-based Capitol reporter covering state government and politics. She covered the intersection of business and public policy in a joint venture for Bridge and Crain’s Detroit Business until December 2017. Prior to joining Bridge in 2015, 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. 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 517-657-3401.

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Bridge Magazine guide to the 2018 Michigan ballot proposals

September 12, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Three statewide ballot proposals will appear in November, ranging from legalizing recreational marijuana to voting and redistricting reform. Bridge offers a quickie guide to their pros and cons, and who is funding them.

Expansion of Michigan's voting access to be decided by November ballot

September 6, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers unanimously voted to place a ballot proposal to expand voting access on the November ballot. It would allow, among other things, same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting.

Truth Squad | Michigan Democratic Party attacks Bill Schuette on health care

September 6, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Schuette says he wants to preserve insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Yet as Attorney General, the gubernatorial candidate joined suits to block Obamacare, which protects those with pre-existing conditions.

Michigan Legislature passes minimum wage, paid sick leave bills to avert ballot

September 5, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Republican-led legislature could be in for a legal fight if they try to blunt or kill these measures after the November election. Democrats accuse GOP of foiling the will of voters by keeping measures off ballot.

 

Michigan senator introduces bill to fund $2B in water cleanups

September 5, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Jim Malewitz

The bonding bill, sponsored by Sen. Margaret O’Brien of Kalamazoo County, differs from a plan backed by Gov. Rick Snyder, who prefers to raise needed revenue via higher fees.

In final year, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder checks off much of ambitious agenda

August 30, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

In his State of the State address in January, the term-limited governor outlined an aggressive strategy in a lame-duck election year. Business and political leaders were skeptical.

Amid jeers, Michigan Republicans select a supreme court justice who strayed

August 25, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

Elizabeth Clement, an incumbent justice who voted in favor of two Republican-opposed causes, secured her party’s nomination Saturday despite some palpable frustration on the convention floor.

Tom Leonard is Michigan Republican Attorney General pick, Treder Lang nabs SOS

August 25, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin

Michigan Republican delegates chose nominees Saturday for attorney general, secretary of state, two Supreme Court seats and other statewide offices, while urging unity against Democrats.

Minimum wage hike on November ballot, pending Michigan Supreme Court appeal

August 24, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Board of State Canvassers on Friday voted to certify the proposal, following a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling this week ordering that a citizen petition to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 appear on the November ballot.

Where they stand: Michigan Attorney General candidates

August 24, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Candidates running to be the state’s top prosecutor will be chosen at this weekend’s state Republican and Democratic conventions. Bridge sought their positions on Flint water prosecutions and criminal justice reform.

Where they stand: Michigan Secretary of State candidates

August 24, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Candidates running to be the state’s top elections administrator will be chosen at this weekend’s state Republican and Democratic party conventions. Bridge quizzed them on redistricting and election reform issues.

Will Michigan Republicans take down Justice Clement? If so, here’s how.

August 23, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

The Michigan GOP Supreme Court justice is under fire for votes in recent cases on guns and redistricting. Some party delegates remain furious, but it’s unclear if they will challenge her at Saturday’s party convention.

Michigan appeals court orders minimum wage proposal put on November ballot

August 22, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Opponents of the Michigan minimum wage bill, including the hospitality industry, may appeal the decision to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Have an opinion on Michigan’s Medicaid work rules? Weigh in quickly.

August 9, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The state is accepting public input on controversial legislation that would impose work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients. The formal public comment period ends Sunday, Aug. 12.

Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette, ideological opposites, face off for governor

August 8, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle, Ted Roelofs, Chastity Pratt Dawsey

The Democratic and Republican frontrunners swamped their party rivals and now bring starkly different visions for curing all that ails Michigan

Eight takeaways from Michigan’s gubernatorial primary

August 8, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin, Ted Roelofs, Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Can a Trump-centric platform win in November? Where do progressives go from here? Did Michigan pollsters redeem themselves? Bridge answers the burning questions from Tuesday’s primary races.

Bill Gelineau leads in Michigan Libertarian governor primary

August 8, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

If he hangs on, Gelineau will advance to the November general election after winning the first Libertarian Party gubernatorial primary in state history.

Bill Schuette wins Republican nod for Michigan governor

August 7, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

A bruising campaign has narrowed the four-person GOP gubernatorial field to one — Michigan’s Attorney General

Republican governor candidates make final primary push in Grand Rapids

August 3, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Greeting supporters on busy streets, touring businesses, heading for the coast, all four Michigan Republican governor candidates scrap for votes as the GOP race turns heated.

Truth Squad: Abdul El-Sayed says rival Gretchen Whitmer opens door to ‘dark money’

August 2, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Group buying ads featuring Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer accepted money from organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors, campaign finance experts say.

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