In this week’s edition of What The Community Has To Say, Wayne Parke talks about how problems require give and take negotiations. This segment aired on Saturday, December 16th.
I wish to compliment all those involved in establishing the “Downtown Economic Improvement District”. This is a good example of people recognizing a need and developing a solution to help fix some problems in the Downtown area.
The Mayor, the City Council and the downtown property owners worked together in a nonpartisan basis to develop a solution to help solve problems in the areas of economic development, marketing, beautification and maintenance. The City Council is made up with Democrats, Republicans and an Independent. They voted 9-0 in approving the new District. This nonpartisan action is a great thing to witness where the officeholders of different political affiliations worked together in the best interest of the Evansville citizens.
On the other hand, our US Senate is not acting in a nonpartisan basis to solve the problems associated with the nation’s medical cost or in helping to reduce income taxes. The Senate recently passed an income tax reduction bill and not one Democrat voted for it. This is a clear example of what should not be done.
Solving complicated problems requires give and take negotiations. You as voters need to pay close attention to what is going on in the US Senate. In 2018, you will have the opportunity to help select your US Senator up for election. You can vote for the incumbent, Democrat Senator Donnelly, or put someone else in the Senate position. So please pay attention and get involved in the election process.
I am Wayne Parke, Chairman of the Republican Party, and that is what I have to say.