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.

Recently there has been quite a bit of public discussion regarding the State mandated redistricting of Fort Wayne's City Council Districts which must be completed prior to the 2003 city elections. As you are probably aware, the population of Fort Wayne's six current Council-manic Districts should be about 35,000 each, but actually ranges from about 28,000 to about 46,000. This is certainly not a one-person one-vote arrangement and it's sensible to make some corrections prior to the 2003 city...

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"The Legislature is back in Session. Hold onto your wallets and lock your doors!" For years, this was the old saying whenever the Legislature reconvened for the new year. Unfortunately, this year, there may be some truth to the saying. As we approach the beginning of January, and with it the 2-month session, the calls from the Governor for a tax increase are getting louder and louder.

There is little doubt that the State is facing some serious fiscal problems. The impact of the Recession...

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As we continue to prepare for and celebrate the holiday season, I would like to ask you all to remember the families and individuals who are at a such a severe economic disadvantage that they cannot provide for their basic necessities, much less buy gifts for their loved ones. Although this is a sad image, it is very much a reality to several of our neighbors. We at Wayne Township are doing what we can to help make this Christmas a happier holiday for our clients.

We have partnered with the...

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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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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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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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