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.

 Richard A. Stevenson

I believe that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. All individuals regardless of their race, color, national origin, disability, gender and family status should have equal access to decent rental housing and homeownership opportunities.

My staff decided to take a closer look at housing programs in our great city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, to determine what they offered for our clients. Let's discuss Habitat for Humanity and Fort Wayne Housing...

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Every year in early July, thousands of people "run with the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain. While the event is exciting, it is also hazardous, and many runners have gotten badly injured over the years. As an investor, you may find that running with the herd is dangerous to you, too — because if you're constantly following what everyone else is doing, your own financial goals could end up getting "trampled."

The urge to run with the herd, or follow the crowd, may have been hard-wired into our...

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State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

When asked to name the people in your life who've been most influential, I can almost guarantee a teacher makes the cut.

Teachers are the backbone of our education system, and as such, shape our future. Teachers set the foundation for young lives, have the power to transform students headed in dangerous directions and can inspire career choices. Without strong teachers in the classroom, our schools, students and our state suffer.

As a state legislator, one of my most vital duties is to pass...

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Mayor Tom Henry

The financial state of our City – today and in the future – continues to be in the forefront of my administration. We are determined to do what is best for our citizens and will continue seeking support for a fiscal policy plan that best positions our City for future growth and success.

The plan combines savings to taxpayers, while also increasing revenues to keep Fort Wayne sustainable and continue a quality of life that builds for the future.

What the plan that's been presented to City...

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Richard A. Stevenson

Two weeks ago I shared with the readers a partial overview of the three sessions that were held for staff on the topic of "Anger Management". The topic included issues of respect, dignity, attitude and service. Our instructor, John Beams from the Center For Nonviolence, was an avid instructor as he continued to teach the session titled "Personal Path to Professionalism".

John's guidance was critical for preparing us for potentially challenging encounters with others. Some may be in the midst...

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State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

Though the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly has come to an end, legislators are already gearing up for next year. Last week, the Legislative Council – a bipartisan group of senators and representatives – met to establish the top priorities for this summer's study committees.

Study committees are carried out during the summer and fall months of each year, and provide lawmakers with an opportunity for in-depth analysis and expert testimony on challenging issues facing our state...

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