Dan Kildee on blight removal funds: This is an important first step


This audio segment is a great conversation with Congressman Dan Kildee on the importance of blight removal. Here’s what we talk about: This move by the Treasury frees up funds from the Hardest Hit Fund for blight removal as part of foreclosure prevention This is a change in the interpretation of the Hardest Hit Fund […]

Dan Kildee on Buena Vista – the simplest solution is the right solution

Dan Kildee for Congress

In this shotcast we have a brief conversation with Congressman Kildee on the situation in Buena Vista School District. We discuss: The simplest solution is the right solution Skills camp is not acceptable The State has a legal constitutional requirement to provide this education to the student; anything less is a moral and legal abdication […]

Congressman Dan Kildee asks Governor Rick Snyder to help re-open Buena Vista Schools


In this special audio segment we have a few minutes with Congressman Dan Kildee, talking about what’s going on in Buena Vista School District. We discuss: The students must be put back into their classrooms, with their teachers, working on their planned curriculum The MI Constitution requires Michigan to provide a free public education Meeting […]

Congressman Dan Kildee on his first 100 days in office


Today marks 100 days that Dan Kildee has been in Congress. Today we talk to him about what he’s been working on during his first 100 days in office. Today we talk about What the Whip does in the House The struggle to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) The Paycheck Fairness Act – […]

Sequester impact on Michigan, audio from Dan Kildee, Sean McCann, Curtis Hertel Jr, UAW membership on the rise, Agema still hurting GOP


Today we have more audio from the March 28 tele-presser with Congressman Dan Kildee, State Rep Sean McCann, and Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. The official recording of the entire presser is in the show notes. The full audio includes the identification of the media as well as the Kildee audio that […]

Rudy Hobbs on MI Middle Class Plan, Dan Kildee on the sequester, Snyder redefines democracy with customer v constituent, GOP racial slurs

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Democratic Floor Leader Rudy Hobbs joins us to discuss the Real State of our State Tour and the Michigan Middle Class Plan. Congressman Dan Kildee discusses the impact of the sequester on Michigan, including the fact that it is an ideological issue rather than an economic policy issue. We talk about Snyder’s use of the […]

No Gimmicks, No Gamesmanship: Pass The Violence Against Women Act Immediately


Protecting women against domestic violence shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Yet, Senate Republicans have turned the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into a political game once again, threatening to water down the bill and even kill it altogether. Since its passage in 1994, VAWA has saved countless lives. Additionally, it has enacted […]

Dan Kildee interview wrap-up

This is the last in a week long series on Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. “This is not a career change for me. I have spent my life working with people who are disconnected from the economy. This is supposed to be a nation of opportunity.” ~Dan Kildee, on […]

Dan Kildee on education and manufacturing

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. Sorry about the delay on this one, my blogging time was sucked up by some technical problems last night thru this afternoon. So far I’ve covered Dan’s background and his philosophies on […]

Dan Kildee: Federal interests, local responsibility, and regional cooperation

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. Fairly early on in the interview I asked Dan to speak about sustainable energy. Specifically I was interested in how we go about making America a green country when there are so […]

Dan Kildee – Aligning government with the values of the people

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. It’s funny that Chris blogged this yesterday, Every once in a while you have to rise above principle and do the right thing. because that ties right in with the topic for […]

Dan Kildee, Democratic candidate for 5th CD – US House

A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to catch up with Dan Kildee. Dan is running for the 5th District US House seat that is currently held by his uncle Dale Kildee. Dale is retiring at the end of this term. You could say that Dan benefits from the name recognition of […]