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.

The Indiana General Assembly has officially adjourned "sine die," signaling the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session.

From the outset, I joined with other state leaders in calling for this to be an education session. Indiana's school kids are the future of our state and it is imperative that we fund their needs. We must also provide our teachers with the necessary resources to help our students reach their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.

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I recently announced positive progress is being made in the City of Fort Wayne's riverfront development efforts, including the first grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

At a news conference on April 23, community leaders joined me to provide a status report on the initial steps being taken to enhance the City's riverfront. At the same time, Jane Gerardot, chairperson of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, announced an initial grant...

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As I write this it is May 1, 2015, and the Public Library is holding "A Day In Allen County" when everyone is invited to take pictures anywhere in the county and send them in. "We want to capture what is going on throughout the entire community, so pictures can be of people at work, children at play, sporting events, weather and blooming flowers, homes and buildings, traffic scenes, hikers and bikers and people just hanging out." The library will keep these pictures on file, as they have done...

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Ryan Keuneke

Publisher's Note: In the interest of public education of local politics and to encourage voting, The Waynedale News offered all of the candidates in the upcoming primary election the opportunity to share their biography and goals for the office that they are running for. This came with the stipulations that they were not allowed to degrade other candidates or current policy, and they were required a minimum advertising budget for The Waynedale News area. Staying true to our non-bias news and...

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John Crawford, M.D.

Publisher's Note: In the interest of public education of local politics and to encourage voting, The Waynedale News offered all of the candidates in the upcoming primary election the opportunity to share their biography and goals for the office that they are running for. This came with the stipulations that they were not allowed to degrade other candidates or current policy, and they were required a minimum advertising budget for The Waynedale News area. Staying true to our non-bias news and...

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For the past ten years, Indiana has been committed to passing honest and responsible budgets. Indiana has earned its excellent fiscal reputation by upholding a simple idea - that we must spend no more than we take in. My fellow legislators and I believe it's time to codify this approach in our state constitution by means of a balanced budget amendment.

Indiana is one of just seven states without a constitutional requirement for a balanced budget. While common-sense financial management has...

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