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.

Many feel daylight-saving time and the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and new stadium dominated the 2005 legislative session, but the General Assembly passed many initiatives that will be beneficial to citizens across Indiana. We addressed issues such as election reform, National Guard benefits, child protection laws, agriculture, and improving health care services. The following are just a few examples of this year's accomplishments:

Elections—We worked hard this session to give...

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It was great to hear the recent preliminary news from the Department of Defense that the Air National Guard unit at Fort Wayne International Airport will not only remain in Fort Wayne but will expand following the transfer of the military unit from Illinois. Our community has always supported the National Guard and many active duty military troops and veterans are from this area. The final Defense Department decision will be made at a later date but it's great for Fort Wayne and the Waynedale...

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I am pleased that $1.6 million in tax refunds were received by working families as part of the City's Money in Your Pocket Campaign through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program. EITC is a tax benefit for lower income working individuals.
This is the third year the City has helped working families receive tax refunds. The program has seen an increase in participation and refunds each year. In 2003, $250,000 was returned to the local economy. In 2004, the total was just over $1 million.
The...

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Great Turnout Expected for Crimes Against the Elderly Program

 

The Wayne Township Trustee's Office has always tried to be proactive in its service to the community, make our services user-friendly and our requirements for assistance clear and available to the general public. Applications for assistance are posted on our website at waynetownship.org and can be downloaded to enable clients to complete them prior to coming into the office. It is our mission to provide services and information...

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The Indiana General Assembly has passed a balanced two-year state budget that holds the line on spending, eliminates the structural deficit, adds no new state taxes, provides $4 billion in property tax replacement credits and adds $112.4 million to K-12 education.

Senate Republicans voted to control state spending while boosting funding for K-12 education, scholarships for higher education and child protection. Medicaid funding is held to a 5 percent increase. This is in contrast to the 10...

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I've received calls recently regarding water line upgrades in the Indian Village area. A $1 million plus project was started 2 years ago in response to many concerns expressed by Indian Village residents regarding their water service. While there has never been any question regarding the safety of the water supply, there have been numerous incidents of staining of clothing and other problems due to rusty water from old water pipes in the area. I recently discussed the situation with City...

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