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.

While the failure of the Governor's tax package seemed to get all of the headlines after this year's Session had ended, there were a few pieces of legislation that passed which will have a positive impact upon our community. Since you're unlikely to read about them anywhere else, I thought I'd bring them to your attention.

First, the modification of the EDGE credit bill, which I authored, was successful, though it had to be placed into a House bill in the final hours of the Session for it to...

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During the first quarter of the year, my staff and I began making changes to our standards, which contains the details of how Wayne Township operates and makes decisions. Changes can be as simple as a listing the new 260 area code, or they can be complicated changes that result from recent legislative decisions. Other changes are made to improve the way we serve the public. For example, Wayne Township can only pay up to a fixed amount for shelter assistance, which varies per number of...

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I recently received a call from a neighborhood leader in the Waynedale area regarding the latest "scam" being perpetuated on local residents. I'm told that someone has attempted to pressure citizens into paying several hundred dollars "up front" for removal of dead trees. After accepting payment the supposed tree trimmer disappears without doing the job. Keep your eyes open for this shyster. Don't give him a cent and definitely call the police if he shows up on your doorstep. Also, be sure...

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The 2002 Legislative Session, by law, ended on March 14th. By now, most of the readers of this column understand that the Governor's proposed tax package designed to deal with the serious State budget problems did not pass. If you were to read the editorials of some of our State's newspapers, you would think that a catastrophe had occurred. Legislators have been alternately branded as derelict in their duties, playing politics at the expense of the State's future, etc. It should come as no...

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With Indiana consistently ranked among the leaders in obesity, now is the time to face that fact and improve it. The Living Healthier Series is an excellent example of local groups partnering to provide the community with valuable information from experts to confront health concerns.

Representatives from the health community and I recently kicked-off the Living Healthier Series, a series of monthly seminars focusing on different health-related topics. Health screenings related to that month's...

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It's hard to believe Spring is around the corner as I find myself still waiting for winter. With the new season comes Wayne Township's 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Come and join us at Headwaters Park (West) on Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 11:00 AM. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 can participate in the hunt!

Issues of homelessness have been highlighted in the news over the past several months as community organizations, including WTT, have worked together to raise awareness for this...

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