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.

This will be a short article, just talking about what a legislator does when we are not in Session. I'll have to review this from the perspective of yours truly, since that's the best reference I have.

The longer you are in the Legislature, the more involved you become, and the more time you must devote to the job. In every legislator's case, there is always constituent service to which you must attend. That means returning many phone calls and e-mails, and helping those who need assistance in...

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Recent word from the federal government that Fort Wayne's 2003 flood victims won't be granted federal buyouts of their flood damaged property is very disturbing news. The homeowners who were flooded out are still going through a lot of misery from their experiences during the floods of 2003. When the U.S. government is able to spend many billions of dollars to rebuild Iraqi infrastructure it seems to me that we need to do a better job looking after our own citizens. Let me know what you...

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Indiana has been consistently ranked among the leaders in the nation in obesity and obesity-related health issues. While our city has made great strides in becoming a healthier community, our health, fitness and eating habits are still a major concern for every segment of our community. That is why I am pleased to announce that the City of Fort Wayne has partnered again with the Heart Center Medical Group and many other sponsors to bring the Living Healthier Series to the citizens of Fort...

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The Wayne Township Trustee's Outreach Department will be hosting our 8th annual "Great Easter Egg Hunt!" on Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Headwaters Park at 11:00am. The event is dedicated to the children of homeless and transitionally housed families. We believe all children should be able to enjoy a great spring day outside to shake off the winter blues and move into a new season. All children ages 3-12 years old are welcome to attend the Great Easter Egg Hunt.

We have many surprises in...

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Now that the 2004 Legislative Session is over, there are some critics who are dismissing the Session as a waste of time, where nothing important was accomplished. Of course, those critics, such as the Indianapolis Star, have an agenda they want passed, and obviously, that agenda didn't. The agenda would include Full Day Kindergarten and Daylight Savings. Full Day Kindergarten failed because the State is broke, and a compelling argument could be made that passing the measure was virtually...

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As you are probably aware there is an ongoing effort to allow the citizens of Fort Wayne and Allen County to study local government structure and eventually hold a referendum regarding a more efficient alternative to our present system that dates back well into the 1850's. In the meantime I am determined to do everything I can to encourage cooperation between city and county government. A positive development along those lines is the current effort to develop a joint City-County development...

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