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 will convene for the 2015 legislative session on Jan. 6. The input and ideas of those living in Senate District 16 are very important to me as I shape my approach to the issues discussed in the Senate.

There are many ways to voice your opinions and stay connected with what's going on in the legislature during the upcoming session.

In early January, you will receive a survey newsletter from me, sent to your home address.

You will have the opportunity to answer...

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I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your patience during the busy construction that is wrapping up.

I recently provided a recap of the unprecedented investments made in neighborhoods throughout the City of Fort Wayne.

More than $20 million was invested in neighborhood infrastructure projects. Highlights included 50 miles of paving, 10 miles of concrete reconstruction, brick street work, 12 miles of chip and seal repairs, sidewalk improvements, and curb and ramp...

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During this time of year we shed many tears of joy at the Wayne Township Trustee Office. Our Investigators refer clients to the Allen County Christmas Bureau for assistance; then the Christmas Bureau matches clients with businesses, churches, individuals, organizations and schools who have requested to 'adopt' a family for the holiday season. We also assist in the process by working to ensure that the clients receive the items that have been donated to them. The families receive boxes of items...

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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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