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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.

.05% INCOME TAX INCREASE - COUNCILMANS CORNER

Details Mitch Harper - City Council, 4th District Fort Wayne

The City Administration has presented a framework of fiscal ideas calling for a 0.5% income tax increase raising local income taxes for both city and county residents by 50%. We announced at the last City Council meeting our opposition to the proposed LOIT increase and provided an alternative framework of ideas to deal with the City's structural deficit and neglect of its core responsibilities including police, fire, roads, and parks.

A 0.5% hike in LOIT is a big deal. It would reduce the...

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BALANCED BUDGET, NEW LAWS PASSED THIS SESSION REFLECT HOOSIER PRIORITIES - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

Details State Senator David Long (R - Fort Wayne)

The 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly came to an end just a few weeks ago with the final passage of our state's next two-year budget. Months of deliberations have led to a budget that's honestly balanced, retains adequate reserves, invests in our priorities and returns hundreds of millions of dollars in tax relief to Indiana residents. This includes a 5 percent income tax cut and the immediate elimination of the inheritance tax. Once fully implemented, this will be the largest tax...

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311 CALL CENTER - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Details Mayor Tom Henry - Fort Wayne

The City of Fort Wayne's 311 Call Center is all about serving our citizens and making City government more efficient, accessible and responsive. I consider the 311 Call Center our city's hidden treasure! That's why it was so rewarding to see them get the recognition they truly deserve from an organization that monitors call centers throughout North America.

Our 311 Call Center recently earned 2nd place in a ranking of Top 100 small call centers in the United States and Canada, according to...

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CITY COUNCILMEN PRAISE STATE

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Fort Wayne City Councilmen Mitch Harper, R-4th and Russ Jehl, R-2nd expressed gratitude to Governor Mike Pence, the Allen County legislative delegation and the Indiana Legislature as a whole for providing much needed road repair for our Fort Wayne/Allen County area; Fort Wayne will receive an additional $4.2 million over the next two years.

"Earlier this year, Councilman John Crawford, Councilman Jehl and I, initiated the process of using $1 million in Legacy funds to begin neighborhood street...

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A TRIBUTE TO KAREN WALKER - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

Details Wayne Township Karen Walker

A Tribute to Karen Walker
I didn't pick up my pen and paper with an intention to write about the dedication and hard work afforded the Wayne Township Trustee Office, by our Staff Attorney Karen Walker.

After six years of service, Karen decided to retire from the Wayne Township Trustee Office to enjoy a well deserved sabbatical from government business. Her retirement party was attended by well-wishers last month. There were wonderful remarks and tributes given to Karen at that time from the...

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR - APRIL ECONOMY

Details Mayor Tom Henry

I firmly believe that strengthening our economy is crucial to the success of our city. That's why I was pleased to join with my fellow public and private sector leaders to announce the formation of a new economic development organization – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. presents a unified vision for a new era of collaboration and positive momentum that will make Greater Fort Wayne the best that it can be.
The recent announcement was the culmination of efforts, begun last year...

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