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.

Many of the laws that were passed during the General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session took effect with the start of Indiana’s new fiscal year on July 1.

My colleagues and I worked this year to address a wide range of issues. From protecting children and assisting veterans, to stopping drug dealers and streamlining BMV services, these new laws will have a positive impact on our state.

Here are some of the laws passed by the General Assembly this year that are now in effect:

Senate Enrolled...

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Another academic year has wound up, and at the Wayne Township Trustee Board Meeting held at our office in downtown Fort Wayne on July 12 we awarded Recognizing Achievement Scholarships to three 2016 high school graduates who will be attending institutions of higher learning later this fall. Here are their stories.

Maya Gates, who graduated this June from Wayne High School, has been accepted to attend Indiana University at Bloomington. Maya was accepted to IU’s “Groups Scholar Program” meaning...

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I recently joined community leaders and riverfront advocates to unveil the schematic designs for the first phase of riverfront development to enhance Fort Wayne and the region.

Development would occur in eight areas on the south and north sides of the St. Marys River between Harrison Street and the historic Wells Street Bridge. Highlights of the plans include a promenade, park pavilion, event lawn, entry plaza with sculpture/signage, urban bioswale, educational water feature, urban...

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Our country is in the middle of a presidential election year, full of passionate debate on a wide range of issues.

One of the most important challenges facing our country is the expansive, unmanageable bureaucracy that comprises much of the federal government in Washington, D.C.

Unprecedented federal regulation in every sector of the American economy is stunting our nation’s growth. Unfunded entitlement programs are becoming massively unsustainable liabilities. States’ rights have been...

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Riverfront Fort Wayne and the Allen County Public Library have kicked off a weekly summer family Storytime on the Bridge.

Storytime on the Bridge offers kids of all ages songs, great stories and lots of smiles on the Historic Wells Street Bridge. Story time begins each Monday at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 11 a.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs.

If the weather is stormy or rain is threatening, story time will be held in the Children’s Services Department at the...

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Well the sunny days of summer are upon us, and I’m ready for another festive July full of fireworks and flags on the Fourth and later for the Three Rivers Festival. Downtown Fort Wayne has become such a happening place with so many spots for outdoor recreation, like the ballpark, new restaurants with patio dining, the Old Fort and Rivergreenway paths that now connect up to Waynedale’s bike trails. Even though June was National Great Outdoors Month, I feel like this year’s fun in the summer sun...

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