Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

20 Mar
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STUDY: SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER HOUSING IS “LEAST AFFORDABLE”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 … 7:00 P.M. Here’s the good news: the cities in our Central Time Zone have the most-affordable housing in America. Here’s the bad news: housing in Shreveport-Bossier is the least-affordable in our region. So says the ...

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18 Mar
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SHREVEPORT CITY HALL HAS PLENTY OF OUR MONEY … PLENTY!

Monday, March 18, 2019 … 4:27 PM. The City Council’s next of many shots at raising our taxes (or “fees,” which are identical to our pocket books) is set for a week from tomorrow. Now, members are being hassled by ...

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12 Mar
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SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL (AGAIN) PUNTS ON GARBAGE TAX

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 … 8:30 P.M. Without doubt, the greatest public interest in today’s Shreveport City Council meeting was whether or not taxpayers would have (yet another) local tax burden to bear. Specifically, a $7.00 monthly charge for garbage ...

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08 Mar
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5 REASONS OUR CITY COUNCIL SHOULD DUMP GARBAGE TAX

Friday, March 8, 2019 … 9:41 A.M. As I write, Shreveporters expect our City Council to soon vote on a whittled-down version of Mayor Adrian Perkins’ tax hike attempt – he studiously calls it a “fee” – for garbage collection. ...

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26 Feb
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THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY … SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 … 7:55 P.M. When the smoke cleared, and the typical hooey slinging ended, today’s Shreveport City Council meeting had taken three-and-a-half hours. It was, yes, painful to watch … but with a couple of pleasant surprises ...

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25 Feb
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CADDO JUDGE GREENLIGHTS WATER-SEWER LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY

Monday, February 25, 2019 … 10:15 P.M. A Caddo District Court judge has ruled that two Shreveport attorneys can proceed with a lawsuit filed last August against the City for water and sewer overcharges of business and industrial customers. Attorneys ...

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21 Feb
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PERKINS CANNOT FORCE CITY COUNCIL TO TAX US

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 … 5:50 P.M. It is, after all, no surprise. Given his total absence during Shreveport’s past fifteen-year swoon, plus the tax-and-spend religion of his political party and his sponsors, what we see is what we ...

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12 Feb
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CITY COUNCIL VOTE: IT IN NO WAY KILLS PERKINS GARBAGE TAX

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 … 9:45 P.M. Technically – but not really – the Shreveport City Council voted 6-1 today against the garbage tax proposed almost a month ago by Mayor Adrian Perkins. By the time the votes were finally ...

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12 Feb
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BRIEF: CITY COUNCIL VOTE TODAY … NOTES ABOUT YESTERDAY

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 … 10:38 A.M. As most readers know, the Shreveport City Council will meet this afternoon, supposedly including a vote on Mayor Perkins’ tax increase for garbage collection, AND a supposed / alleged / “promised” hike in ...

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08 Feb
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WHY PERKINS’ GARBAGE FEE PLAN MUST GO IN THE GARBAGE

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 … 11:28 AM The list of reasons Shreveport City Council members should scrap Mayor Perkins’ so-called “Clean City User Fee” grows longer by the day. Why? Because our mayor proposes it in (very) bad faith. ...

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04 Feb
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MAYOR PERKINS’ FIRST MONTH: MORE THAN MERELY DISTURBING

Monday, February 4, 2019 … 3:49 PM Even some cult-like devotees of Mayor Adrian Perkins may be taken aback. Well within his first month in office, the 100%-new-to-government mayor has slapped Shreveporters with two numbing acts: proposing a less-than-honest $18-per-month ...

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26 Jan
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REPORT: NOTABLE / QUESTIONABLE PERKINS CAMPAIGN PAYMENTS

Saturday, January 26, 2019 … 1:53 P.M. On Thursday, January 24, 2019, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins filed his “40-G” – forty days after the general election – Campaign Finance Report with the Louisiana Ethics Administration. Perkins filed his report late, ...

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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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