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.

State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

Every year, an estimated 4,200 Hoosier women are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in our state.

Last month, Whitley County native Carrie Barcus shared her heroic battle with breast cancer in The Journal Gazette. Carrie came to my office in Fort Wayne last year with her story about how a mammography cannot detect a tumor in a woman who has dense breast tissue. She herself had this problem, and it was only through her perseverance and the...

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Mayor Tom Henry

Exciting news to report: The Fort Wayne Fire Department is hiring! I recently joined Fire Chief Amy Biggs in announcing that the Fort Wayne Fire Department will be hiring 15 firefighters. This highly-anticipated announcement was made at news conference attended by members of the City Council, Fiscal Policy Group and neighborhood leaders who helped pass the recent fiscal plan.

Our fiscal plan, which was developed by a bipartisan team of city and financial leaders, laid out a strategy for...

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Richard A. Stevenson

In this discussion of Army Training and Education Opportunities, I'd first like to take an opportunity to thank active members and veterans of the U.S. Military, for their service to our country. I'd also like to acknowledge and thank military family members and others who provide support to members and veterans of the military.

The U.S. Military is a global operation with recruits living in places such as Europe, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, and across the United States. Individuals can learn a...

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In a struggling economy that's still absorbing a payroll tax increase, the City Administration raised income taxes on all of Allen County Tuesday night.  We can do better to protect taxpayers.

City Councilman Russ Jehl and I released a responsible plan that funded all the great services Fort Wayne families expect and deserve without an income tax increase.

The economy is turning around just as those going back to work in Fort Wayne will be greeted with higher income taxes than necessary.  The...

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State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

Many questions remain following this spring's ISTEP testing errors, which interrupted at least 78,000 Hoosier students. Though all students were eventually able to complete the test, the technical problems have left educators, families and lawmakers concerned about the validity of the scores.

I share these concerns and am troubled by the increased turmoil our students faced this year during an already stressful test. These problems are unacceptable and need to be carefully reviewed, because...

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Mayor Tom Henry

On June 25, the Fort Wayne City Council voted in favor of one of the most important initiatives in the history of the City of Fort Wayne. I want to commend Council members for demonstrating leadership by passing a financial plan for the future that will sustain our community and position us for success!

In a bipartisan manner, we've made a commitment to invest in Fort Wayne. We're moving the City forward with more police officers and firefighters, funding for street and park improvements...

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