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.

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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The recent passage of a two-year state budget by the Indiana General Assembly includes several measures that will help Fort Wayne retain and gain jobs. The extension of property tax abatements for new manufacturing, research and development is very important. This will expand the current tax abatements that are currently given to economic revitalization areas. The extension of tax increment financing (TIF) will also assist Fort Wayne. TIF and tax abatements are two important economic...

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Paul Clarke's Living Legacy Greatly Benefits Area Youth

 

For the past six years the Paul Clarke Foundation has been generous enough to provide the Wayne Township Trustee's office with a grant for the youth "Computer Explorers Camp". The camp was designed to provide low-income children with the opportunity to participate in a high tech learning environment and to teach them the computer literacy skills necessary to be a part of America's mainstream. By offering these young minds another...

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At the time of this writing, there is one week to go in the 2005 Legislative Session, and several key issues remain undetermined. Far and away the most important of those is the biennial (two year) Budget that we must have finished by Friday, April 29th. Failure to get this budget passed by the 29th means Special Session, which, one would think, nobody wants. Yet there are groups out there who are hoping that we do have to go into overtime, because then it may mean that their favorite issue...

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