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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.

COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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As you are probably aware City Council has spent the last several months evaluating the administration's health insurance package offered to city employees. Council members got involved in the insurance matter after city employees let us know they were concerned about the lack of choice in the plan being offered. After much input including the opinions of 3 business insurance experts who kindly volunteered their time an agreement was finally reached last week. The 2002 insurance package will...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ran an editorial last Sunday which had the pictures of all of our area legislators. Most were shown under the caption "For Secret Government". Four were shown under the caption "For Open Government". Once again, this newspaper gets it very wrong and in the process manages to demean the intelligence of its readership.

The reason the Journal ran the Sunday editorial was because all of the major newspapers around the State were asked to put pressure on the...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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IVY Tech State College's human services department requires their students to complete an internship at a social service organization to satisfy their graduation requirements. I'm very pleased to report Wayne Township's continued and successful practice of offering such internships. The students have benefited greatly through their hands-on education and experience, and so does the Township. Since the internships are unpaid, there is no additional cost to taxpayers. Best of all, interns...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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Updates:

New Southwest Specialist

As I reported to you earlier, City of Fort Wayne Southwest Neighborhood Specialist Deb Morrone left this position recently to become the Director of Training for the Regional Community Policing Institute at Taylor University. While, we were very sorry to see Deb go, I am pleased to announce that we have selected a new Southwest Neighborhood Specialist who should be able to hit the ground running.

Beginning November 29th, Gina Kostoff will become a key City...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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As you know, Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day. This day is certainly all the more important this year due to the recent attack on our nation as well as the war against terrorists both at home and abroad. A special event is scheduled for November 11th and you are invited! Several veterans and veterans groups will conduct a special ceremony dedicated to all of the military personnel who died or were injured in the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001. The ceremony is scheduled for 11am on...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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Today, I have the unfortunate task of attending the funeral of my colleague and friend, State Representative Gloria Goeglein. Gloria passed away last Saturday night as a result of complications from surgery. She was a young 70.

Gloria Goeglein was a true servant of the people. She held a number of political offices throughout a long and distinguished career, including a term on the County Council; two terms as County Auditor; and several years as the Director of Purchasing for the City of Fort...

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