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.

It's never too early to start planning for college. The more preparation and saving Hoosier families do today, the more affordable higher education will be for their students tomorrow.

This fall, I encourage students of all ages and their parents to start thinking about college costs and make a plan for the future.

Families with young children can start saving for college early by taking advantage of Indiana's CollegeChoice 529 savings plan. This plan offers flexible investment choices...

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Now that summer is officially over, our neighborhoods are bursting with the sights and sounds of autumn. So, naturally, the City of Fort Wayne is planning for our annual curbside leaf pick-up.

This year, the City Street Department will conduct two leaf pick-ups in each neighborhood, beginning on October 21 and running through December 6. The leaf collection crews will start on the South side of the city and work their way North.

Leaf collection crews will be in the Waynedale area, and other...

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It is that time of year again when you can see the seasons turning right before your eyes. We enjoy the vast array of colors now, but we dread what is coming after the sweet music of fall has played its last note. Yes, it's true; winter will be here soon. It's inevitable.

Winter weather brings winter bills, and that is the unfortunate focus of many families around the holidays. If you are struggling financially this year, the Wayne Township Trustee Office wants to inform you of a program here...

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Enrollment in the federal Affordable Care Act's insurance overhaul begins October 1, and many questions remain. What insurance plans will be offered in the online exchange? How high will the premiums be? Will this insurance process be more effective than current systems? And the list goes on.

Thankfully, the federal government has finally answered one uncertainty in regards to Indiana's health-care offerings: The Healthy Indiana Plan will continue providing affordable health-care insurance to...

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Good news about an issue of great importance to our neighborhoods. Sidewalks! I recently announced that the City of Fort Wayne has developed a three-pronged sidewalk improvement plan that will begin in the 2014 construction season. The plan will address sidewalk and safety needs and benefit property owners/taxpayers who previously engaged in cost-share sidewalk projects with the City.

The highlights of the 2014 sidewalk improvement plan are:

•Reconstruction of 10 miles of concrete street. As...

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September may seem like an odd time to think about voting, but I was helping my nephew with his U.S. history assignment on voting and I became very excited about the process. My nephew and I discussed things such as legal obstacles, intimidation and violence used to deny citizens their vote in the past. Some states used such means as poll taxes, literacy tests, property ownership qualifications, and whites-only primaries to deny citizens their right to vote. Our country has come a long way...

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