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.

On August 6 this year, the League of Women Voters hosted a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at Fort Wayne’s Parkview Field. About 100 people attended and heard from Mayor Tom Henry, Police Chief Garry Hamilton, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, and John Aden, Executive Director of the African-American Museum among others. The speakers talked about the impact of the 1965 law, which has been called the most successful piece of civil rights legislation ever...

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As Indiana closes the books on fiscal year 2015, Hoosiers have good reason to be proud of our state’s fiscal prudence and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

The General Assembly has successfully funded top priorities including education and infrastructure, while living within our means. By holding the line on spending, our state’s books are balanced and taxpayers are protected in the event of a future economic downturn.

Indiana closed out the 2015 fiscal year on June 30 with a budget surplus of...

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A new report shows opportunities for commercial growth in south Fort Wayne, including more retail shops and restaurants in the areas bounded by downtown to the north, Lower Huntington and Tillman roads on the south, Hessen Cassel Road on the east, and the St. Marys River and Waynedale to the west.

The report, conducted by Gibbs Planning Group, indicates that south Fort Wayne households could support an additional 247,000 square feet of retail and restaurant development, as well as 9,100 square...

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Fort Wayne Community Schools will be back in session on August 11. For many people this is an exciting time of year as they take their children shopping for new clothes and new school supplies. For some, however, spending the extra funds for their children to go to school presents a real hardship. Because education is so important in the fight against poverty, we here at the Township take the financial challenges faced by these struggling families very seriously and we try to help out in every...

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Indiana’s continued prosperity depends on a healthy business climate, low tax burden and pro-growth policies. During the 2015 legislative session, the General Assembly passed legislation to continue building on our strong foundation in these areas.

Senate Enrolled Act 436 provides tax relief for businesses with less than $20,000 in equipment. Known as the business personal property tax, this payment rarely amounts to a large sum, but can entail enormous compliance costs for businesses.

For...

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Social service partners and I recently signed a memorandum of understanding for a winter weather emergency shelter plan in the City of Fort Wayne.

This agreement is a continuation of the community’s commitment to helping those in need.

The City of Fort Wayne, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, United Way of Allen County, Park Center, and Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network will work collaboratively to provide the response and resources to individuals needing shelter from...

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