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.

More than one million Hoosiers over the age of 12 – that's one-fifth of the state's population – admit to abusing prescription drugs at least once in their lives. This statistic, reported by the Indiana University Center for Health Policy, is certainly a cause for concern. In fact, more people abuse prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined.

Commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids like hydrocodone, anti-depressants and stimulants such as Adderall...

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I recently announced that the City of Fort Wayne is accepting bids for the construction and installation of 54 "wayfinding" signs throughout the community – as part of a Legacy Fort Wayne initiative.

The signs will be located on primary transportation corridors throughout the city. Each sign will provide directions to major destinations frequented by out-of-town visitors – such as Downtown, Parkview Field, Jefferson Pointe and the Fort Wayne International Airport. The sign locations and...

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I recently enjoyed attending the Annual Labor Day Celebration in Headwaters Park organized by the Northeast Indiana Central Labor Council. The weather was beautiful, and it seemed like thousands were there. I saw people I knew and people I didn't know but enjoyed talking with. There were folks there in all walks of life: people with fine homes and homeless people; those with great jobs and those who were unemployed, veterans and civilians, men and women, boys and girls—all coming together to...

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Are you or is someone you know a college student in need of an internship? The Indiana State Senate is looking for passionate, hard-working students to share their talents during the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly.
The Senate Republican Caucus offers paid, spring-semester internships to college undergraduates, graduate students and recent college graduates. Interns work directly with Indiana legislators at the Statehouse, located in downtown Indianapolis.

This is not your typical...

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I recently joined members of our Public Works Department, our elected officials and community and neighborhood leaders to unveil planned improvements to the City's transportation system. The recent announcement was made possible by the leadership of my Administration, the Fiscal Policy Group, neighborhood and business leaders, and the members of City Council, who supported and passed a financial plan for the future. This forward-thinking plan calls for the $13.6 million that will be available...

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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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