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.

Articles

Nine candidates file to run for Michigan’s governor

April 24, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

All the top contenders filed by the state deadline Tuesday. One Dem campaigner, Bill Cobbs, did not, however. This year marks the first time there will be a primary challenge for Libertarians.

Optimism grows that Michigan voters will decide pot, redistricting questions

April 19, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

As deadlines near, the road appears bumpier for a host of other proposals, from creating a part-time Legislature to shutting down an aging oil pipeline. Bridge updates all the state ballot measures.

Slideshow: A dogfight at the Michigan Democratic Party convention

April 16, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

Bridge captures the battle in Detroit on Sunday between two primary rivals for state Attorney General nomination.

Two Michigan Attorney General rivals. One day to make their pitch.

April 16, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

On the biggest day of their political lives, candidates Patrick Miles and Dana Nessel spend Sunday at the Michigan Democratic Party  convention making an urgent plea: ‘Vote for me!’

Friction among Michigan Democrats might pose threat to victory in November

April 12, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

State Democrats have been dogged by rifts within their ranks. As the party gathers for its Sunday convention in Detroit, insiders are trying to turn those divides into a blue wave.

Here’s who has endorsed Democratic candidates for Michigan governor, AG, SOS

April 12, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

Former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer has the most endorsements so far in the Democratic field for governor, including from more than a dozen labor unions.

Old divisions, new blood: The Michigan GOP in the era of Trump

April 5, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

The moneyed establishment and the populist grassroots are chasing the Trump wild card in 2018.

Here’s who has endorsed Republican candidates for Michigan governor

April 5, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin

Attorney General Bill Schuette has the most endorsements so far in the GOP field for governor, including from President Donald Trump.

Michigan lawmakers treading lightly on guns

March 26, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Dozens of gun bills, most seeking to expand gun rights, are stuck in limbo as Lansing takes stock of the post-Parkland landscape.

The status of 39 gun bills in the Michigan Legislature

March 26, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Dozens of gun-related bills have been introduced since Michigan's current legislative term started. Most seek to expand gun rights, but gun politics may be shifting following a deadly school shooting in Florida.

El-Sayed asks court to settle his eligibility for Michigan governor

March 19, 2018 | Joel Kurth, Lindsay VanHulle

The Michigan Democrat wants a judge to say he is qualified to be on the ballot

How to solve Michigan’s big problems? Be willing to talk about solutions

March 15, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Taxes, good government, natural resources, quality of life among the topics discussed at The Center for Michigan/Bridge Magazine’s first Solutions Summit, part of the nonpartisan groups’ 2018 Truth Tour.

Michigan’s infrastructure is in shambles. Answers aren’t easy

March 15, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The state needs $4 billion in infrastructure fixes. But state, federal and local governments, and private sector, should be involved in a fix.

Why don’t Michiganders trust government? Let’s count the ways.

March 15, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Government records are private. Gerrymandering is common. Dark money is omnipresent. But some say solutions will cause more problems.

Michigan governor candidates release tax returns, other assets

March 13, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

Bridge Magazine requested financial data from 19 candidates for governor to shed light on potential conflicts of interest. Here’s a rundown of who responded, and who didn’t.

Michigan’s 2018 infrastructure report card: D+

March 6, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The state earns a near-failing grade for its roads, water and other infrastructure from civil engineers, with virtually no improvement since 2009.

Where they stand: Michigan governor candidates’ infrastructure policies

March 6, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

From roads to drinking water, Michigan doesn’t spend enough money on upkeep. What would candidates to succeed Rick Snyder do to make long-term fixes, and how would they pay for it?

Should Michigan ease teaching standards to lure career-tech instructors?

February 27, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

State aims to fill career-tech teaching shortage by recruiting non-teachers with industry experience to the classroom. Can it work?

Michigan Truth Squad: Schuette says tax hikes put family dreams at risk

February 22, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Republican frontrunner for governor portrays a state where taxes are ever rising, overwhelming residents fighting for their very survival.

Will Florida school shooting nudge Michigan to pass ‘red flag’ gun laws?

February 20, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin

A Republican committee chair promises to give a good look to stalled bills to allow relatives and police to petition courts to temporarily remove guns from those who pose risks.

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