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.

The Senate and House are now at the halfway point of the 2004 Session, which means that the Senate will now hear House bills, and vice versa. For legislation to become law, it must pass through both legislative chambers, and be signed by the Governor.

And speaking of the Governor, I have to say that I am extremely disappointed in the way he conducted himself last week in attempting to get his Full Day Kindergarten bill passed in the House. Regardless of what you think of Full Day Kindergarten...

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In the near future you'll hear quite a bit about an extensive study of Fort Wayne's parks that has just been completed. There were numerous public meetings and questionnaires that were distributed throughout the city during the information gathering phase of the parks study. Several residents of Waynedale made a special effort to attend public meetings and offered their input. I haven't seen the final report yet and it won't become official policy until it has been accepted by the Park Board...

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There are many Fort Wayne residents who go to work every day but still find it very difficult to make ends meet. The City of Fort Wayne is reaching out to help low-income working individuals and their families. Through a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and local social service agencies, the City of Fort Wayne is conducting the Mayor's Money in Your Pocket Campaign.

Through this partnership, the City has set up six Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. The sites will be...

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Wayne Township is always reaching out to community partners and one of our great partnerships is with the United Way's First Call For Help, one of the first lines of communication reaching out to the people in need. They have done many great things to be involved and connect people with social service organizations for information and referral services. "It is the one-stop connection for finding the help you may need." First Call For Help is part of a new statewide Indiana 2-1-1 Initiative....

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There has been a lot of discussion in the news lately about the charter government legislation (which I am carrying in the Senate) which would allow a county like Allen to study, and potentially implement, a new form of local government. Such a concept exists only in one county in Indiana, which of course is Marion County, where UniGov has been in place for over 30 years now. However, unlike UniGov, which was simply implemented by the Legislature without public input, any recommendation for a...

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It is time again for my annual Report to the People speeches, which will be held at various locations throughout the City. The meetings allow me to update you on the progress our City has made in the past year and outline my administration's goals for 2004. Report to the People also gives you the opportunity to share your ideas and concerns with me, as well as ask any questions about City government.

Each of the five Reports to the People will focus on a specific topic. These include...

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