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.

I've always felt that taxing property is one of the most unfair forms of taxation. Property taxes often hit those on fixed incomes such as elderly retirees the hardest. Indiana tax court decisions and even local votes such as the City Council vote which hastened the elimination of the business inventory tax (to encourage new jobs) have already shifted the tax burden even more onto the backs of the property tax payer. On top of these trends there's a proposal gaining strength in the state...

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The City will invest $46 million in road, water, storm-water, and sewer improvements in 2005. We continue our commitment to infrastructure investments with another great year of projects. Our innovative investments in providing excellent water and sewer services and good roads assist us in attracting new businesses and jobs.

Our biggest road project of the year will be in the southwest quadrant. Ardmore Avenue will be extended to 3-lanes from Lower Huntington to Indianapolis Roads. The project...

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Heartwarming Memories Conquer the Cold

 

The 9th Annual "Great Easter Egg Hunt" was held on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. The day started off a little icy with frost on the ground, but nevertheless, the vision of children creating priceless memories of joy melted the chilly elements and warmed the hearts of all. Under the leadership of yours truly and event coordinator Outreach Supervisor Lois DaDa, the Wayne Township Staff had a great day as they watched families and volunteers...

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The Senate budget plan – an amendment to House Bill 1001 – controls state spending while boosting the funding for K-12 education, Medicaid, and child protection.

This is a very responsible budget. We are funding our obligations but holding the line on spending. The plan does not include any general tax increases, limits the growth of government, takes a big step toward eliminating the structural deficit and funds Medicaid at a responsible level.

In addition, the proposal rebuilds the state's...

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A measure, authored by State Senator David Long (R- Fort Wayne), to enable government and quasi-governmental entities to enter into "design-build" contracts for the performance of a public works project passed the Senate 43 to 6. "Design-build" refers to a system of contracting under which one entity performs both architecture/engineering and construction under a single contract. Currently, over 50 percent of construction projects in the U.S. utilize the "design-build" process.

"This format...

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Advocates for those in need showing their "agricultural side"

 

Five years ago, the Wayne Township Trustee's Office sensed the need for local agencies to come together and share all information and qualifications for programs designed to help citizens in need during the difficult winter months. The planting of this seed, fertilized by the interest of churches, utility providers, and others, has now blossomed into a strong group of community partners. Meeting monthly to address current needs...

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