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.

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Fall is just a few days away now, but I felt the season change some weeks back when I heard the first crickets chirping as I left for work one morning. We may have a changing climate to worry about, but it’s comforting to see and hear those little signs in nature that remain the same from one year to the next.

Autumn means many things to us here at Wayne Township—kids needing school supplies and clothes, the return of the heating season, the shorter days and longer nights that often mean a...

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The Indiana State Senate provides hands-on internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates with an interest in government, public policy and the legislative process.

A variety of full-time paid internship opportunities are available for the 2017 session of the General Assembly in the Senate Republicans’ legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices:
Legislative interns will track and analyze bill data, provide constituent services, staff...

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Last month my office took part in a Community Health Assessment and Group Survey. Jered and Becca from Purdue University came to our office, took a tour and asked questions about the healthy habits of our workplace.

They wanted to know about the nutrition of the food and beverages in our vending machines, whether we encouraged healthy foods at our carry-ins, if we had drinking fountains and refrigerator and microwave access for employees to carry in homemade lunches. Did our workers have...

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Fort Wayne continues to be a place people are talking about. We’re experiencing momentum and investment in our downtown and neighborhoods like never before.

The Legacy fund is assisting us in our efforts to be a point of destination and a national leader in creating and retaining jobs and providing businesses and residents with an excellent quality of life.

Fort Wayne is unique in that we’ve put aside significant capital for financial growth and stability through the Legacy fund. It’s money...

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As the end of the summer approaches, Hoosier students and teachers across the state are back in the classroom for the start of another school year.

At the Statehouse, the Indiana General Assembly’s summer study committees are well underway and several of the topics being examined focus on supporting Indiana’s schools. These include school safety initiatives, maximizing classroom learning opportunities and preparing students for the next step after K-12 education.

School Safety
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I continue to be encouraged by the excitement and investment we’re experiencing in the City of Fort Wayne. We work each day to lead efforts in job and business growth, strong neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, public safety, reliable and award-winning water and sewer services, world-class parks, and infrastructure improvements.

It’s vital for us to come together as a community with a unified commitment to being the very best.

One of the ways to move Fort Wayne forward in the right direction...

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