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.

As the weather is warming up, we start looking forward to moving some of our work out of doors-like improving the landscaping and picking up debris that has accumulated there over the winter. We also start organizing our efforts for the coming Great American Cleanup when citizens in Fort Wayne and all across the country spend a Saturday sprucing up the public properties around their neighborhoods. While the Cleanup doesn’t happen until May we start organizing for it now—scouting out projects...

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The committee established to consider the viability of a downtown arena has presented its recommendations to my administration.

The committee has unanimously recommended the City of Fort Wayne should pursue building a downtown arena. The committee concluded a multipurpose entertainment center would further strengthen Fort Wayne’s position as a leader in economic development opportunities and quality of place amenities that set us apart as a place where businesses, individuals and families want...

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When the Indiana General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session began in January, the members of the Senate Republican Caucus unveiled a legislative agenda aimed at moving Indiana forward.

We set out goals to improve our road infrastructure, spur regional economic development, establish stronger penalties for illegal drug dealers and support our schools, veterans and farmers.

The legislative session has now concluded and I’m pleased to say that we have delivered on each of our agenda...

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An annexation plan that would add nearly 23 square miles and approximately 22,000 people in an effort to continue the growth and positive momentum being experienced in Fort Wayne was announced on March 14.

The North IV annexation boundaries are Gump and Hursh roads to the north, City of Fort Wayne limits to the south, Schwartz Road to the east, and Dunton Road to the west. Portions of St. Joseph, Perry, Cedar Creek, and Milan townships are part of the annexation area.

The proposed North IV...

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2016 Income Eligibility Guidelines

In the course of my tenure as Wayne Township Trustee I have come to feel strongly that education is the key to solving the problem of poverty in our community. That is why, four years ago, I established the Recognizing Achievement Scholarship. At the annual Holiday Celebration that was held in December 2015 we began handing out applications for this year’s scholarships that we award to students who demonstrate their potential by showing that they have put effort into improving and achieving...

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A few weeks ago I wrote about legislation being considered by the Indiana General Assembly to fight the scourge of methamphetamine in our state. Unfortunately, meth is not the only drug damaging our communities and tearing families apart.

Heroin-overdose deaths have tripled in Indiana since 2010. Nationwide, drug overdose deaths have surpassed car accidents as the number one cause of injury deaths. More can be done to fight drug addiction in Indiana.

A key element in this fight is stopping...

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