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.

Indiana’s continued prosperity depends on a healthy business climate, low tax burden and pro-growth policies. During the 2015 legislative session, the General Assembly passed legislation to continue building on our strong foundation in these areas.

Senate Enrolled Act 436 provides tax relief for businesses with less than $20,000 in equipment. Known as the business personal property tax, this payment rarely amounts to a large sum, but can entail enormous compliance costs for businesses.

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Social service partners and I recently signed a memorandum of understanding for a winter weather emergency shelter plan in the City of Fort Wayne.

This agreement is a continuation of the community’s commitment to helping those in need.

The City of Fort Wayne, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, United Way of Allen County, Park Center, and Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network will work collaboratively to provide the response and resources to individuals needing shelter from...

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At the Wayne Township Trustee Board Meeting held at our office in downtown Fort Wayne on July 14 we awarded Recognizing Achievement Scholarships to six 2015 high school graduates who will be attending institutions of higher learning later this fall. Here are their stories.

Desmon Davis plans to become a teacher, a dream he has had since the sixth grade. During Desmon’s junior year at Snider High School his father passed away, but Desmon overcame this adversity and continued his studies, his...

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Although the Indiana General Assembly concluded the 2015 legislative session on April 29, many of the new laws enacted this year didn’t go into effect until the start of the state’s new fiscal year on July 1.

These changes reflect a wide variety of legislative priorities, including education, public safety, property rights and more. Listed below are some of the key changes that are now in effect. I hope you’ll take time to stay informed about these and other new policies affecting...

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I know the last few weeks have been challenging with recent heavy rain and flooding concerns. Thank you for being our partners as we work together to combat high water and challenges associated with flooding.

Our City employees are committed to doing everything they can to help and make improvements in your neighborhoods. As I toured areas during the recent heavy rains, I came away encouraged by the hard work and dedication that I saw from all of you, your neighbors, and my staff.

In the last...

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Well, it’s the Fourth of July and another chance to get together with family and friends to celebrate our American heritage. As I did on Memorial Day in May and Flag Day in June, I enjoy this holiday when I see all the Stars and Stripes that my Wayne Township neighbors display on front porches or flag poles.

Summer in America just wouldn’t be right without the fireworks, parades and flags that celebrate Independence Day.

Our United States flag means a lot to me. I see it as a symbol of a...

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