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.

Each year during the General Assembly’s legislative session, a number of issues arise that require further in-depth study and discussion before being addressed with proposed legislation.

Based on these issues, members of the General Assembly’s Legislative Council meet after the session adjourns to assign topics for further examination by interim study committees. These committees meet during the summer and fall months to gather and analyze data and hear testimony from members of the...

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I recently announced that Lutheran Health Network and Old National Bank will serve as financial sponsors for the Fourth of July fireworks display in Fort Wayne.

Lutheran Health Network and Old National Bank each will contribute $20,000 per year for the next three years.

The Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne will again be the location for this year’s show on Saturday, July 4.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be hosting a baseball game that evening. The fireworks planned for...

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This month the Wayne Township Trustee Office is attending two events with our information booth; one is the annual Juneteenth celebration at Weisser Park and the other the second annual Father’s Day and Family Fair Celebration at McMillen Park Community Center.

You may be asking right now, “What is Juneteenth?” That would be understandable as it is a celebration that many people may not have heard about. In fact, Juneteenth commemorates the day that Texans, particularly African-American...

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I recently appointed long-time Allen County educator Dr. Steve Yager to serve on the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE), which plays a critical role in the state's K-12 education system. Yager's dedication to academic excellence will greatly benefit the Board and I am eager to see the impact his expertise will have on Hoosier students and schools.

Yager served as the Superintendent of Northwest Allen County Schools for nearly two decades before taking the job as Superintendent of...

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It was an honor to see a lot of you at the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade. The event was a great way to recognize and remember the true sacrifices of our military personnel. Thank you for taking time out of your day to pay your respects to our heroes.

I'm pleased to announce the City of Fort Wayne's Blue Star Banner program is continuing in 2015.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively...

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While many important issues were discussed during the 2015 legislative session, the state's biennial budget was a primary focus the past four months. The enacted budget, House Enrolled Act 1001, is balanced and concentrated on funding Indiana's most important needs, creating a strong foundation for our economic future.

The new two-year budget ensures that our state's ongoing revenues exceed ongoing expenditures, and it protects taxpayers by ending the biennium with $1.85 billion in...

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