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.

The Indiana General Assembly's 2015 legislative session will be soon be underway. The upcoming session will be particularly notable because legislators will be working together to pass a comprehensive state budget that will fund government services — like education, infrastructure and public safety — for the next two years.

One important part of every session is welcoming Hoosier students from around the state to participate in a full day of legislative activity through the Senate Page...

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I recently announced that the City of Fort Wayne has been awarded an additional $2.8 million to help stabilize neighborhoods by demolishing and redeveloping abandoned homes.

The new funding is in addition to $4.7 million that was received earlier this year.

The dollars come from the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program (BEP), which provides an opportunity for local units of government in all 92 Indiana counties to compete for funding to help eliminate blighted homes and decrease...

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You can describe "team" as a group of people or other animals linked in a common purpose. Usually when you hear of someone's success, you hear of some type of team work being involved.

Do you remember watching Dale Evans and Roy Rogers on The Roy Rogers Show, in which they played cowboy and cowgirl roles? What about the song "Happy Trails", written by Evans? Thinking of this team brings back fond memories to me. According to a Wikipedia article, "Rogers and Evans were a team on- and...

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November is the beginning of the holiday season and it also marks the ceremonial start of Indiana's next legislative session. On Tuesday November 18, lawmakers convened at the Statehouse for "Organization Day," the official first day of the 2015 General Assembly.

On Organization Day, Indiana's newly elected Senators and Representatives are officially sworn into office. The day also provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, bring their families to the capitol...

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I've been encouraged by the progress we're seeing with the Riverfront Development Study. The public has rallied behind this important initiative that could have a lasting impact on the City of Fort Wayne. The Riverfront Study is an example of the excitement and positive momentum that we're seeing in our community.

The City's riverfront consultant, SWA Group, recently unveiled the latest version of proposed ideas. The draft plan calls for a focus on nature, recreation and development with...

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In 2012, we hosted our first holiday skating party at the Roller Dome South. All of our workers were amazed at the turnout, and great time we had. People were lined up outside 30 minutes before the event was scheduled to begin, and this was during inclement weather. The Roller Dome was filled to capacity, and officers eventually had to turn cars away from entering the parking lot. We had free skating, free food, and free prizes. All items were paid for with donations.

We are now in the process...

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