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.

Although the Indiana General Assembly concluded the 2015 legislative session on April 29, many of the new laws enacted this year didn’t go into effect until the start of the state’s new fiscal year on July 1.

These changes reflect a wide variety of legislative priorities, including education, public safety, property rights and more. Listed below are some of the key changes that are now in effect. I hope you’ll take time to stay informed about these and other new policies affecting...

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I know the last few weeks have been challenging with recent heavy rain and flooding concerns. Thank you for being our partners as we work together to combat high water and challenges associated with flooding.

Our City employees are committed to doing everything they can to help and make improvements in your neighborhoods. As I toured areas during the recent heavy rains, I came away encouraged by the hard work and dedication that I saw from all of you, your neighbors, and my staff.

In the last...

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Well, it’s the Fourth of July and another chance to get together with family and friends to celebrate our American heritage. As I did on Memorial Day in May and Flag Day in June, I enjoy this holiday when I see all the Stars and Stripes that my Wayne Township neighbors display on front porches or flag poles.

Summer in America just wouldn’t be right without the fireworks, parades and flags that celebrate Independence Day.

Our United States flag means a lot to me. I see it as a symbol of a...

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Each year during the General Assembly’s legislative session, a number of issues arise that require further in-depth study and discussion before being addressed with proposed legislation.

Based on these issues, members of the General Assembly’s Legislative Council meet after the session adjourns to assign topics for further examination by interim study committees. These committees meet during the summer and fall months to gather and analyze data and hear testimony from members of the...

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I recently announced that Lutheran Health Network and Old National Bank will serve as financial sponsors for the Fourth of July fireworks display in Fort Wayne.

Lutheran Health Network and Old National Bank each will contribute $20,000 per year for the next three years.

The Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne will again be the location for this year’s show on Saturday, July 4.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be hosting a baseball game that evening. The fireworks planned for...

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This month the Wayne Township Trustee Office is attending two events with our information booth; one is the annual Juneteenth celebration at Weisser Park and the other the second annual Father’s Day and Family Fair Celebration at McMillen Park Community Center.

You may be asking right now, “What is Juneteenth?” That would be understandable as it is a celebration that many people may not have heard about. In fact, Juneteenth commemorates the day that Texans, particularly African-American...

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