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.

SENATOR LONG

The Indiana Senate had the unique opportunity last week to host a conversation with NASA Commander Kevin Ford live from the International Space Station. We watched from our desks as NASA mission control in Houston beamed us through to Commander Ford, who floated into our field of vision on the video screen in the Senate Chamber.

Commander Ford, a Hoosier native and brother of the late Indiana State Sen. David Ford, is just over 100 days in to his five-month stint aboard the space station. He...

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RICAHRD A STEVENSON

A presentation on smoking cessation may seem a little unusual for an employment training class. But, smoking can impact our clients in numerous ways in their quest to find employment and in their quest to move from assistance to independence. That is why I'm always delighted when our Wayne Township Board Chair Patricia Turner agrees to speak to our employment class about the importance of stopping smoking.

Ms. Turner speaks about smoking cessation through her affiliation with Quit Now Indiana...

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MAYOR HENRY

Since 2008, the mission of my administration has been to Engage, Innovate and Perform. This represents what our community is all about: a commitment to being the very best. Each one of us has a responsibility to help make our city great; great things are happening in Fort Wayne. Our city is a leader in job growth. We have a quality of life that is second to none; a thriving downtown; vibrant neighborhoods and great schools, trails and parks. We're a city that comes together and our collective...

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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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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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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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