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Representative Kildee seeks federal funds for demolitions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKZO) -- Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint is eyeing a portion of 300-million dollars awarded to Michigan in 2010 for tearing down blighted commercial buildings in several cities. The money was allocated to the state through the federal Hardest Hit Fund.

Kildee is asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to allow some of the cash to be put toward removing blight. Commercial demolitions require a waiver from the Treasury Department, and there has been no reaction yet to Kildee's request.