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.

Think about plants. They all have certain requirements for optimal growing conditions. For good plant growth, you need good growing conditions such as sufficient water, oxygen and minerals; proper temperature; adequate light; control of pests. Inappropriate conditions will result in poor development and reduced production. Some plants require large amounts of sunlight, and some don't. Some plants require large amounts of water to thrive, and some such as cacti can do well in drought conditions...

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Before summer comes to a close, I encourage you and your family to take time and enjoy all that Indiana has to offer. Our state is blessed with historic and vibrant small towns, beautiful forests, scenic waterways, lake-front beaches and more.

Indiana was recently named the best state in the nation for attracting tourists based on a Washington Post study. The Hoosier State's tourism office gets a better return on investment than any other state, surpassing even Hawaii, Alaska and Maine.

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Fort Wayne continues to see positive activities as we work together to make a meaningful difference for residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.

We recently broke ground for the roundabout and two-way street conversion at Superior Street, Wells Street, Fairfield Avenue and Ewing Street.

Demonstrating a commitment to enhancing our transportation system positions us as a leader in economic development, job growth and job retention, and strong neighborhoods. The roundabout project is another...

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I'm always looking for enjoyable family events for our clients to take part in. Gardening can be an inexpensive hobby for a family to share in. They can spend time together, share thoughts and ideas, and reap the benefits of providing food for the family. The children can realize a sense of contributing to the family unit. The time spent together can be used to teach the young ones the value of being environmentally-conscious and the necessity of conserving our environment. Recently I had some...

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Indiana recently closed out another fiscal year of balanced budgets and significant reserves. As the national deficit continues to climb and other states operate in the red year after year, this is a welcome reminder of why it's great to be a Hoosier.

In Indiana, we maintain a commitment to fiscal responsibility by keeping taxes low and government efficient – concepts which seem to evade many states as well as Washington, D.C. We believe government should balance its checkbook just as millions...

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I love a parade! When I attend the Three Rivers Festival, and especially the parade, I feel like I'm celebrating with friends. It's as though the City is throwing a huge party, and everyone is welcome. Parades seem to be a celebration of color. All of the bright and striking reds, blues, and yellows seem to excite the onlookers. Each of us shares in the excitement, and it results in a fun filled day.

Family members strategically plan before attending the parade, discussing where they will...

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