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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.

EFFECTS OF THE CYCLE OF POVERTY - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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The Trustee's office has a dual role of countering the effects of the cycle of poverty while maintaining careful guardianship of the taxpayers' resources. We fulfill this role by offering our clients not only temporary financial assistance but guidance in economical living and in finding employment.

As individuals each of us decides our priorities in life. A high priority for everyone should be to meet life's basic necessities. Township Guidelines, which are based on Indiana law, define "basic...

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COMING TOGETHER AT THE INDIANA STATE FAIR - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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For more than 150 years, the best of Hoosier tradition has annually culminated in one event: the Indiana State Fair. Hoosiers from all walks of life have converged each year to celebrate the best of agriculture, innovation, food, family and fun.

In that long history, much has happened. Since the fair's inception in 1852, it has seen visitors such as Presidents Woodrow Wilson, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hoosiers have been entertained by the likes of Captain...

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PARKS & REC - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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Our City Police and Fire Departments are not the only divisions making great strides, thanks to a fiscal proposal that developed an investment strategy for our city's future. Our newly-developed fiscal policy is not only enabling us to hiring 15 firefighters and 20 police officers, it is also enabling us to make necessary improvements to our Parks system.

I recently joined with Parks officials and other city leaders in announcing that our new fiscal policy plan includes allocating $3 million...

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VISITORS - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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When visitors come to the Township for assistance the time it takes to process their request can vary by a great deal. Some individuals are truly amazed at the process and some are not very happy with it. Often the perceptions of a client are based on what assistance is received or denied, and how long it took to get the results.

On a day when all of our staff members are here ready to work and there are not too many "walk-in" or emergency cases, clients are usually satisfied with the amount...

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HOOSIERS’ INPUT KEY TO CUTTING RED TAPE - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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"Cutting the red tape." It's a figure of speech we're all familiar with, and one we can all stand behind. Each year, as business practices and technology become more advanced, government must make necessary changes to outdated, complicated and even conflicting rules that can impede business growth.

As your state legislator, I am committed to keeping Indiana's government streamlined, efficient and free from that notorious "red tape."

The recently introduced "Cut Red Tape" website, created by...

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CITY FLEETS - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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I recently told you about our City Fire Department making plans to hire 15 new firefighters, thanks to a fiscal proposal that developed an investment strategy for Fort Wayne's future. Well, there's more great news to report: The Fort Wayne Police Department is hiring, too! I recently joined Police Chief Rusty York to announce that the police department will soon hire 20 new police officers.

Again, this announcement was made possible by the leadership of my Administration, the Fiscal Policy...

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