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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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