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.

Timeliness of serving those that serve us.

 

The Wayne Township Trustees office has joined the leadership role in helping those in need in our Veteran community. There are a number of local options in place to assist veterans, and we want to make sure that they are aware of all the services that are available to them.

Allen County is blessed to have an outstanding Veteran Service Officer in George Jarboe. This County office is responsible for assisting veterans, their spouses, dependents...

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The Indiana Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a case that threatens to undermine hundreds of laws passed by the Legislature for local government. Laws such as food and beverage taxes, Airport authorities, special development districts, flood control districts, and many other laws passed to allow one community or another to deal with their various, unique problems could suddenly be found unconstitutional.

The Court decided to undo decades of precedent by determining that the way the...

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As you are probably aware, legislation working its way through the state legislature will legalize automatic speed detection devices at intersections, if local officials feel that that particular approach is needed. For many years drivers in Fort Wayne have been aware of the worrisome habit of some local drivers who seem determined to hit the accelerator rather than the brake after a traffic signal turns red. City police officer Brad Matteson was killed when a trucker allegedly sped through a...

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Recently the Federal Aviation Administration approved a 20-year, $150 million investment plan for the Fort Wayne International Airport. I am calling on the entire community, residents and businesses, to support this massive undertaking. Fort Wayne International Airport is a crucial economic driver for our region. The planned investments and improvements will bring hundreds of construction-related jobs to our community and will ultimately help Fort Wayne attract many new businesses.

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To The Volunteers

 

We here at the Wayne Township Trustee's office have always looked for ways to reduce the burden of the taxpayer while still providing for the needs of the less fortunate in our community. This means not only looking for new avenues and funding sources but also recognizing and developing the resources that already exist. The faith-based community has always had a strong influence in our community. With dwindling government budgets volunteers are a crucial part of our war...

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A not-so-funny thing happened last week in the O'Bannon Administration's desperate attempt to find some money for the State Budget. Officials were plowing desperately through various accounts and funds to determine if there were any accounting inaccuracies or other mistakes that might reveal that some extra money existed. You'll never guess what they found.

In a stunning announcement, the Governor declared that, for the past 16 years, the State had been overpaying property tax relief to...

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