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Waynedale Politial Commentaries

What are your Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana politicians working on for you? Local, regional and state wide politics can be found here written by your elected officials.

INDIANA REMAINS FISCAL ENVY OF NATION - Straight From The Senate

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Indiana recently closed out another fiscal year of balanced budgets and significant reserves. As the national deficit continues to climb and other states operate in the red year after year, this is a welcome reminder of why it's great to be a Hoosier.

In Indiana, we maintain a commitment to fiscal responsibility by keeping taxes low and government efficient – concepts which seem to evade many states as well as Washington, D.C. We believe government should balance its checkbook just as millions...

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THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL PARADE - Voice Of The Township

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I love a parade! When I attend the Three Rivers Festival, and especially the parade, I feel like I'm celebrating with friends. It's as though the City is throwing a huge party, and everyone is welcome. Parades seem to be a celebration of color. All of the bright and striking reds, blues, and yellows seem to excite the onlookers. Each of us shares in the excitement, and it results in a fun filled day.

Family members strategically plan before attending the parade, discussing where they will...

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EMPLOYERS, STATE TEAM UP TO IMPROVE JOB TRAINING - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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A recent survey by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce found that nearly 40 percent of Indiana employers left jobs open because they were unable to find qualified candidates.
As our state economy advances, we must have a workforce to match. Too many Hoosiers remain unemployed or underemployed because they are not equipped with the skills necessary to fill well-paying, in-demand jobs.

The effort to improve job training begins in our elementary schools and extends to programs aimed at re-training...

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RIVERFRONT SURVEY - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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I want to thank all of our residents who responded enthusiastically to the City's recent Riverfront Fort Wayne survey.

Nearly 2,600 people took our survey about what they'd like to see along the downtown riverfront. People are clearly excited about the momentum they see in our community and are looking forward to the continued growth and vibrancy that enhancing our riverfront will encourage.

The Uses and Activities Survey was primarily filled out online with some hard copies completed at...

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MARRY MORRIS - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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I'd like to express well wishes to a friend of mine, Mary Morris. Mary recently retired from the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. I met Mary in 1972 when we both worked for the City of Fort Wayne in the Minimum Housing Department. We learned so much about helping others under the leadership of great people like Ed Elkins and William G. Williams. We worked on relocation projects such as the East Central Towers, the West Central Project, the downtown Civic Center and the downtown Senior Citizens'...

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STUDYING INDIANA’S TOP ISSUES - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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When Indiana's part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees that meet to review key issues facing our state. These committees lay the groundwork for future legislation and are a critical component of Indiana's lawmaking process.

The Legislative Council, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives, establishes study committee priorities each year. As vice-chair of the council, my goal is to make sure our state's most pressing challenges are given...

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