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.

I recently voiced my support for proposed legislation that would assist with transportation needs for children in the Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) district.

A portion of Senate Bill 478, which is under consideration in the Indiana General Assembly, would allow a redevelopment commission to provide revenue to a school corporation's transportation fund from property tax proceeds allocated to the redevelopment commission in a tax increment financing (TIF) allocation area.

The bill also...

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As I write this the temperature outside is 10 degrees Fahrenheit. It's another cold day in a long, hard winter. But I'm smiling because, by the time you read this, spring will be in the air. I can hardly wait, though along with the sunny warmth comes new weather challenges, like windy storms and potential floods from the melting snow. Ah, you've got to love our Indiana weather!

We are now leaving the winter heating season (when the number of house fires is highest) to enter the spring storm...

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The Indiana General Assembly's 2015 legislative session has officially reached its halfway point. At this time, all bills that have passed the Senate will move to the House of Representatives where they may be assigned to a committee for further consideration. The same will happen to bills that come over to the Senate from the House.
This session, the Senate has taken significant steps to support education in Indiana, which has included the passage of several noteworthy bills.

Senate Bill 1...

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If you stop by our office this coming month you will see on the wall in our lobby a big colorful poster saying, "Love Where You Live." Step up closer to it and you will see in smaller print, IndianaDisabilityAwareness.org. That's the website, by the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, that offers all kinds of information about living with disabilities in Indiana.
March, you see, is Disability Awareness month. I am always happy to hang posters and hand out the stickers and...

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The first-ever riverfront development study was just completed and released to the public on February 4. Hundreds of people turned out on a snowy night to see the possibilities that exist for our community.

I share the public's enthusiasm as we look forward to see how we can form public-private partnerships that will explore opportunities that focus on nature, recreation, and development.

The City's riverfront consultant, SWA Group, has recommended building a waterfront promenade as the first...

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The General Assembly is currently considering five Senate proposals that work to reduce violent crime in Indiana. These bills are important for all Hoosiers because it isn't just direct victims who suffer from criminal activity. Families, schools, the economy and the entire community's quality of life are also harmed.

The five bills are designed to safeguard Hoosier citizens by directing funds to high-crime areas, extending the statute of limitations on rape charges, providing prosecutors...

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