New Federal Budget Brings Michigan More Money to Fight Blight

The new federal budget includes up to $2 billion additional dollars to fight blight in American cities hit hardest by the Great Recession. Michigan has already received more than $200 million from the Hardest Hit Fund to tear down and clean up blighted properties in Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller how much new funding the state will receive has yet to be determined. He also talked about what the federal government can do to help Flint deal with its water crisis. Click the audio player to hear the conversation.

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Pat Batcheller

Senior News Editor & WDET Host, Morning Edition

Hi, I’m Pat Batcheller, your host for WDET’s Morning Edition. I bring you the news, weather, traffic, and information to help you start your weekday.   Follow @patbwdet

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