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

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.

Michigan voters to decide paid sick leave issue in fall. Minimum wage effort stalled.

July 27, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

State canvassers on Friday voted to certify a ballot proposal for November to require employers to offer paid sick leave, but deadlocked on another to raise the minimum wage.

Emails suggest Republicans gerrymandered Michigan to weaken ‘Dem garbage’

July 25, 2018 | Joel Kurth, Lindsay VanHulle

Emails involving Republican strategists and the Michigan Chamber emerge in a federal lawsuit. The messages suggest that helping GOP candidates was the central focus in redrawing legislative boundaries back in 2011.

Bill Schuette: Michigan must fix education, lower taxes and car insurance

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

The Republican pledges to improve Michigan reading scores and car insurance rates, both of which are among nation’s worst.

Where Michigan governor candidates stand on fixing the roads

July 12, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for governor outline their plans to fund road repairs. Some say considerably more than others.

Can any Michigan governor candidate fix the roads?

July 12, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Democratic, Republican and Libertarian candidates for governor claim to have plans to fix Michigan roads. But none detail how they would raise the billions of dollars said to be needed each year.

Michigan Democrats running for governor strike similar policy goals

June 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

With the exception of healthcare, there were no major disagreements at first official Democratic governor’s debate in 2018

Truth Squad | Abdul El-Sayed says rival takes ‘corporate dark money’

June 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for Michigan governor, says a group linked to Gretchen Whitmer is accepting unlimited campaign cash from corporate interests. Does he have the goods?

History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards

June 12, 2018 | Ron French, Lindsay VanHulle

Abortion, climate change and gay rights are gone from proposed new social studies standards. State Sen. Patrick Colbeck and conservative groups gained influence on what will taught in Michigan classrooms.

Will ending union wages on Michigan public projects save money, or just lower pay?

June 12, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Bridge grilled two researchers on opposite sides of the prevailing wage debate on how its repeal will impact Michigan’s economy and skilled workers

Michigan House passes Medicaid work rules. May soon go to governor.

June 6, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Bill would require fewer hours worked each month, and allow Medicaid recipients to count volunteering or job search toward rules

Michigan Republicans repeal prevailing wage law

June 6, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Citizen ballot petition is immune from Gov. Rick Snyder’s veto. Union-backed contractors decry that it will cut wages for building trades workers.

Flint, Islam and fixing the damn roads. Your Michigan governor debate recap

May 31, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin, Joel Kurth

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley defends response to Flint. Attorney General Bill Schuette doesn’t like Jennifer Granholm. And religious animosity remains between Patrick Colbeck and Abdul El-Sayed.

Unemployment exemption dumped from Michigan Medicaid reforms, Snyder says

May 31, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

A compromise is near on a bill to force Medicaid recipients to work or go to school, Gov. Rick Snyder tells reporters.

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