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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.

STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE: SUPPORTING WOMEN’S HEALTH AT THE LOCAL, STATE LEVEL

Details SUPPORTING WOMEN’S HEALTH AT THE LOCAL, STATE LEVEL

There's an old saying that without our health, we have nothing. I'm sure most of us agree with this sentiment, and hold our health and the health of our loved ones above all else. Ensuring Hoosiers have access to high-quality, affordable health care is one of the most important causes of our time, and yet it's also one of the most challenging.

As state leaders grapple with how Indiana should respond to the federal Affordable Care Act in a way that works best for Hoosiers, we are left with many...

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VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP: ANNUAL REPORT

Details RICHARD A. STEVENSON

Every year in January, we present our Annual Report to the Wayne Township Board for approval. Our Annual Meeting this year was on January 15, and I am happy to report that the Board approved our Annual Report as presented. I review our statistics often throughout the year, but preparing and presenting the Annual Report, gives me one more opportunity to look at our numbers and see how we are doing.

The statistics shown in the Annual Report allow us to compare the past year with previous years...

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR; THE FORT WAYNE MSA

Details MAYOR TOM HENRY

We, at the City of Fort Wayne, were thrilled to usher in the New Year with some good news about our local economy! This month, the California-based Milken Institute ranked Fort Wayne 13th out of 200 large cities nationwide in job growth from May 2011 to May 2012 in its annual Best-Performing Cities report. The report states that Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that saw the biggest gains in job growth were successful because they had broad and diversified businesses driving their...

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STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE: INDIANA POISED FOR SIGNIFICANT JOB GROWTH, INVESTMENT IN 2013

Details SENATOR LONG

Indiana closed out 2012 with a bang. Job growth, new company investment and state revenue all showed positive results, which means more Hoosiers are back to work, more small businesses are finding success and our state economy is growing at a significant rate.

Through November, Indiana added more than 57,000 new jobs in 2012, 11th best in the nation. Just last month, nine Hoosier companies from all areas of the state announced plans to add a combined 2,550 jobs within the next few years. Three...

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VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP: HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Details RICHARD A. STEVENSON

At the beginning of each year, I like to look back on what we have accomplished here at Wayne Township during the previous year. We had an outstanding 2012, which was capped off by our Holiday Celebration, "Roll Out the Year," at the Roller Dome South in December. The celebration was a resounding success with many more attendees than I had ever imagined.

The line of cars to get into the parking lot stretched down Bluffton Road, and the line to get into the building, at one point, stretched...

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

Details MAYOR HENRY

As we embark upon a new year, please know that my administration is doing all we can to enhance economic development opportunities, in order to help local businesses grow and bring and keep jobs in Fort Wayne.

In late December, we joined with private sector business leaders to announce that progress is being made to align economic development efforts in our community.

In fact, this coalition provided a progress report and plans for next steps on coordination of economic development activities...

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