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.

Ryan Keuneke

Publisher's Note: In the interest of public education of local politics and to encourage voting, The Waynedale News offered all of the candidates in the upcoming primary election the opportunity to share their biography and goals for the office that they are running for. This came with the stipulations that they were not allowed to degrade other candidates or current policy, and they were required a minimum advertising budget for The Waynedale News area. Staying true to our non-bias news and...

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John Crawford, M.D.

Publisher's Note: In the interest of public education of local politics and to encourage voting, The Waynedale News offered all of the candidates in the upcoming primary election the opportunity to share their biography and goals for the office that they are running for. This came with the stipulations that they were not allowed to degrade other candidates or current policy, and they were required a minimum advertising budget for The Waynedale News area. Staying true to our non-bias news and...

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For the past ten years, Indiana has been committed to passing honest and responsible budgets. Indiana has earned its excellent fiscal reputation by upholding a simple idea - that we must spend no more than we take in. My fellow legislators and I believe it's time to codify this approach in our state constitution by means of a balanced budget amendment.

Indiana is one of just seven states without a constitutional requirement for a balanced budget. While common-sense financial management has...

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I recently announced that for the second year in a row, the City of Fort Wayne will invest more than $20 million in neighborhood transportation infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, ADA ramps, and trails.

This year's street investment is $21 million and includes:
12 miles of concrete street reconstruction
53.5 miles of asphalt paving
12 miles of chip and seal resurfacing
8 miles of sidewalk
5 miles of trail
1,820 ADA ramps
30 miles of curb

The 2015 construction projects will be out for bids...

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Tuesday, May 5 is not only Primary Election day here in Fort Wayne but also Cinco de Mayo, a day of parties and festivities celebrating the Mexican people. Many believe that this is Independence Day in Mexico, but in fact it is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla when the Mexican Army defeated the invading French Army there in 1862, a very inspirational victory for the Mexican people because at the time the French were considered to have the strongest army in the world. After this victory...

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The right of each person to practice his or her religious faith is one of America's foundational principles. In fact, the Framers of the Constitution thought religious liberty was so important that they made it the first right guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

Congress reiterated the importance of religious liberty when they passed the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993. The federal RFRA that is still in effect today passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously...

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