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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.

FINDING THE BEST SOLUTION FOR HOOSIER TEST TAKERS - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

Details State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

Many questions remain following this spring's ISTEP testing errors, which interrupted at least 78,000 Hoosier students. Though all students were eventually able to complete the test, the technical problems have left educators, families and lawmakers concerned about the validity of the scores.

I share these concerns and am troubled by the increased turmoil our students faced this year during an already stressful test. These problems are unacceptable and need to be carefully reviewed, because...

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INVESTING IN FORT WAYNE - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Details Mayor Tom Henry

On June 25, the Fort Wayne City Council voted in favor of one of the most important initiatives in the history of the City of Fort Wayne. I want to commend Council members for demonstrating leadership by passing a financial plan for the future that will sustain our community and position us for success!

In a bipartisan manner, we've made a commitment to invest in Fort Wayne. We're moving the City forward with more police officers and firefighters, funding for street and park improvements...

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HOUSING PROGRAMS - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

Details  Richard A. Stevenson

I believe that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. All individuals regardless of their race, color, national origin, disability, gender and family status should have equal access to decent rental housing and homeownership opportunities.

My staff decided to take a closer look at housing programs in our great city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, to determine what they offered for our clients. Let's discuss Habitat for Humanity and Fort Wayne Housing...

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DON’T GET TRAMPLED BY THE “HERD”

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Every year in early July, thousands of people "run with the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain. While the event is exciting, it is also hazardous, and many runners have gotten badly injured over the years. As an investor, you may find that running with the herd is dangerous to you, too — because if you're constantly following what everyone else is doing, your own financial goals could end up getting "trampled."

The urge to run with the herd, or follow the crowd, may have been hard-wired into our...

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WITHOUT GREAT TEACHERS, HOOSIER CLASSROOMS SUFFER - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

Details State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

When asked to name the people in your life who've been most influential, I can almost guarantee a teacher makes the cut.

Teachers are the backbone of our education system, and as such, shape our future. Teachers set the foundation for young lives, have the power to transform students headed in dangerous directions and can inspire career choices. Without strong teachers in the classroom, our schools, students and our state suffer.

As a state legislator, one of my most vital duties is to pass...

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FINANCIAL STATE OF FT. WAYNE - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Details Mayor Tom Henry

The financial state of our City – today and in the future – continues to be in the forefront of my administration. We are determined to do what is best for our citizens and will continue seeking support for a fiscal policy plan that best positions our City for future growth and success.

The plan combines savings to taxpayers, while also increasing revenues to keep Fort Wayne sustainable and continue a quality of life that builds for the future.

What the plan that's been presented to City...

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