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's economy is growing and advancing. Our workforce must also grow and adapt to meet the demands of a competitive job market.

Vocational training and a college education are becoming more vital for securing high-quality, long-term employment. With that in mind, it's never too early to prepare young Hoosiers for college.

To get elementary, middle and high schools across the state more involved and informed about preparing these students for college, Learn More Indiana facilitates College...

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A commitment to developing healthier lifestyles was unveiled recently as part of an innovative program created by Fort Wayne resident Chris Blake and endorsed by my office.

Operation F4 - Fight for a Fitter Fort (OPF4) is a community wellness initiative to encourage individuals to implement lifestyle changes that include fitness, nutrition, wellness, and activities. OPF4's mission is for residents to lose a collective 500,000 pounds by the end of 2016.

How OPF4 works:
-Sign up as individuals...

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When I was a child, I associated the Labor Day Holiday with the start of the Fall school session, because it always began the Wednesday after Labor Day. Now the return begins before Labor Day for most schools. When heading to work in the early morning hours, I see children carrying their book bags or back packs, and heading to their bus stops. Some bags appear to be too heavy or too large for the children.

On one particular day I saw my 5 year old nephew after he attended a day of...

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Allen Superior Court Judge Craig J. Bobay has been appointed by Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush to the Judicial Administration Committee of the Indiana Judicial Center.

The Judicial Administration Committee works on projects of vital interest to Indiana's trial court judges. The committee is working on revisions to the Judicial Weighted Caseload System, a statewide method of uniformly comparing trial court caseloads.  The Weighted Caseload System also allows courts to accurately forecast...

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Indiana has worked to establish a strong reputation for responsible money management. By maintaining an honestly balanced state budget and keeping taxes low, living in Indiana has become synonymous with taking home more of your paycheck.

Just as it is important for Indiana to make wise investments and set aside funds for unexpected financial challenges, we want Hoosiers to have access to resources that help them excel at managing their personal finances. The fiscal strength of Indiana as a...

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At the time of this writing, my administration and City Council are working together on a review process to enhance the City's Legacy initiative.

Under the Legacy review process, a seven-member committee will be responsible for reviewing requests for Legacy funding. The committee will be comprised of three members of my administration, two members of City Council, and two citizen members (one selected by the Mayor and one selected by City Council).

In addition to my office and City Council...

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