Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

12 Jan
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JOHN BEL EDWARDS – a.k.a. “Governor Taxes” – UP FOR RE-ELECTION

Saturday, January 12, 2019 … 12:42 P.M. You won’t hear him mention it, of course, but during Governor John Bel Edwards’ first year in office, Louisiana’s official, Census Bureau-reported population peaked at 4,678,215. It then rolled-over, dropping to 4,670,818 by ...

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05 Jan
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PERKINS, TYLER REPORT THEIR “ELECTION-DAY ACTIVITIES” COST

Saturday, January 5, 2019 … 3:08 P.M. Throughout my career, I have written and publicly spoken about the corrosive, often outright illegal, election-day “street money” in our solidly black communities. In my related November 17th article (SEE Link #1, below), ...

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01 Jan
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MAYOR PERKINS: FIRST OFFICIAL SPEECH … UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

Sunday, December 30, 2018 … 5:15 P.M. As politics, time and money put a wrap on the election of now-Mayor Adrian Perkins, all may tip our hats to him for an inaugural address warmly welcomed by his devotees. In fact, ...

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22 Dec
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SHREVEPORT TIMES NOTES ATTACK ON OUR “RIGHT TO KNOW”

Saturday, December 22, 2018 … 10:46 A.M. In today’s edition, Shreveport Times reporter Nick Wooten writes extensively about not-yet-mayor Adrian Perkins’ dramatic stamping of the New Orleans political brand on Shreveport. And, to we who demand and work for open ...

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16 Dec
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SHREVEPORTERS KNOW FAR TOO LITTLE ABOUT ADRIAN PERKINS

Sunday, December 16, 2018 … 8:14 A.M. In two weeks, Adrian Perkins will take the Oath of Office as Shreveport mayor. He will then become the city’s fifty-ninth mayor, a roster of greats, goods, not-so-goods and awfuls which began with ...

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09 Dec
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PERKINS’ EXPECTED “WIN” NOW IN SHREVEPORT HISTORY BOOKS

Saturday, December 8, 2018 … 11:08 P.M. It will be difficult to find anyone surprised by the fact that a smattering of Shreveport voters today picked Adrian Perkins to be mayor, by a good margin. It will be difficult, too, ...

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30 Nov
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PERKINS BREAKS AWAY IN SHREVEPORT MAYORAL FUNDRAISING

Friday, November 30, 2018 … 10:37 A.M. Campaign finance reports (SEE below) for the crucial campaign period October 18th and November 18th show challenger Adrian Perkins taking in a stunning four-times the contribution total of Mayor Ollie Tyler. Including in-kind ...

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06 Nov
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LEADER IN SHREVEPORT MAYOR VOTE NO SURPRISE: PERKINS

ELECTION NIGHT: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 … 10:55 P.M. In the best spirit of Shreveport political “arranging,” Democrat Adrian Perkins led the mayoral voting today, followed by incumbent Democrat Mayor Ollie Tyler. Complete but unofficial vote totals by the Louisiana ...

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03 Nov
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NO COINCIDENCE IN PERKINS’ CHANCES & SPLIT REPUBLICAN VOTES

Saturday, November 3, 2018 … 3:20 P.M. Almost regardless of Tuesday’s Shreveport mayoral vote result, two related questions will be heard from many who care … … who honestly believes Adrian Perkins is qualified to be mayor in any 200,000-ish ...

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31 Oct
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NEWS NOT GOOD IN SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CAMPAING $$$ REPORTS

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 … 10:43 A.M. The second round of finance reports in the Shreveport mayor’s race again detail how only two candidates have been successful in raising / spending campaign funds, incumbent Ollie Tyler and newbie pol (and ...

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11 Oct
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REVEALING SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS

Thursday, October 11, 2018 … 7:40 P.M. As I can personally attest, the buzz surrounding the mayoral candidacy of Adrian Perkins has been intense from the jump. Now, with first official campaign finance reports available for viewing online (SEE link ...

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08 Sep
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LA HWY. 3132 EXTENSION BROUGHT BACK FROM DEAD

Saturday, September 8, 2018 … 2:53 P.M. Nearly lost in other recent media coverage is word from the Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments – “NLCOG” – that our area’s Hwy. 3132 Extension is officially alive. Now included in the Caddo-Bossier ...

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15 Aug
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C.P.S.B. ELECTIONS AND NEW SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 … 1:12 P.M. When candidate qualifying for Caddo Parish School Board seats closed last month, five of the twelve current members were re-elected without opposition. Depending on who one asks, that high number of unopposed members ...

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21 Jul
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SHREVEPORT MAYORAL QUALIFYING ENDS … PERHAPS

Saturday, July 21, 2018 … 11:48 A.M. The first phase in official candidate qualifying for Shreveport mayor ended yesterday. Now we wait through next week to see if any legal challenges are filed. Ten candidates paid their fees, then filled-in ...

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30 Jun
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ADRIAN PERKINS’ TOO-SOON AND SHAKY MAYORAL CANDIDACY

Saturday, June 30, 2018 … 12:52 P.M. In the past few months, I have written several articles about the Shreveport mayor’s race, and the intended candidacy of political neophyte Adrian Perkins. The articles have focused on Perkins’ ties to Louisiana ...

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