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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.

OLD FRIENDS - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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I find it alarming when I am advised of the death of a friend, family member, or co-worker. This is especially true when the person is someone I shared my thoughts and laughter with. It doesn't matter what their position in life was; whether they held a distinguished title or not. Nor does it matter if they were male or female; or rich or poor. So often we fail to consider how meaningful our acquaintances are to us until they have passed away. However, the bad the news of their passing usually...

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INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENTS - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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I recently announced that residents will see a record amount of neighborhood infrastructure enhancements in the City of Fort Wayne as part of the 2014 construction season. This will result in an investment of over $20 million.

Highlights include 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 repairs.

The record number of projects was made possible by my administration, the Fiscal Policy...

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DETERRING UNDERAGE DRINKING, SAVING LIVES - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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As a parent, it's heartbreaking to hear about families who have lost a child due to drug or alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, dangerous behaviors, like binge drinking, are far too common among young people, especially on college campuses.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than one in five high school students has reported binge drinking, and more than two dozen Hoosiers under the age of 21 have died from alcohol poisoning in the last ten years.

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ENERGY ASSISTANCE - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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The cold temperatures that we've been experiencing will result in higher heating bills for many of us. Here are some tips that will help maintain a lower heating bill. Turn down the thermostat. Turn down the temperature on your water heater. Turn fans off as soon as they've done their jobs. Close off seldom-used rooms and close the heating vents inside. Remove rugs or furniture away from your vents. Open curtains and shades on south-facing windows during the day to allow solar radiation to warm...

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2014 FACADE GRANTS - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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I was honored to be in Waynedale recently to announce that 13 local businesses will receive 2014 Commercial Façade Grants. This year's awardees will receive $303,859 in City funding and have pledged to contribute just over $1.1 million in private investment to make improvements on their properties.

Our Commercial Façade Grant program helps local businesses invest in our community and provide a welcoming atmosphere for their customers. This program ensures that our commercial corridors remain...

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SAVING, PREPARING FOR COLLEGE - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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For Hoosier high school students, college is just around the corner. More jobs today require a college degree or some type of post-secondary training, and financially planning for this next step can be daunting.

College costs remain far too high, and too many students leave college saddled with burdensome debt or fail graduate at all. State leaders are committed to making sure post-secondary education is attainable and affordable for all Hoosiers, but there are steps students and their...

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