Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

05 Jul
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Pt. 2: CADDO PROPERTY TAX ROLL-FORWARD AWAITS 2017 DATA

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 … 8:25 A.M. In Part 1 of this series, I detailed a possible increase in the tax Caddo Parish property owners now pay our Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO). (SEE link below for the June 25th ...

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25 Jun
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WILL SHERIFF PRATOR “ROLL-FORWARD” C.P.S.O. PROPERTY TAX?

Sunday, June 25, 2017 … 12:22 P.M. Responding to emailed questions I asked, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has not yet decided if he will “roll-forward” – which is to say, raise – the property tax we pay for his ...

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18 Jun
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A DATE WITH DESTINY FOR SHREVEPORT AND CADDO PARISH

Sunday, June 18, 2017 … 2:28 P.M. … Very soon, I am told, we will learn who President Donald Trump has chosen to become United States Attorney in our Western District of Louisiana. No single political or governmental thing of ...

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15 Jun
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MORE HEAT ON MAYOR TYLER IN WATER UNDER-BILLING LAWSUIT

Thursday, June 15, 2017 … 8:32 P.M. … A “Motion to Compel” filed in the Caddo District Court public record yesterday has notably increased political and legal pressure on Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler. The lawsuit – Suit No.: 596,181-A, Sand ...

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13 Jun
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A BIT OF LIGHT ON SHREVEPORT CITY HALL CORRUPTION SCOURGE

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 … 12:05 P.M. Yes, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler is burning taxpayers’ money by chasing a minor, minor league basketball team … which, if she “succeeds,” will cost us $25,000,000 for a “required” arena they can play ...

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11 Jun
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PROPOSED ARENA WOULD BE FRUIT OF A POISONOUS TREE

Sunday, June 11, 2017 … 10:50 A.M. The push by Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler to build a $25,000,000 sports arena sets the Shreveport bar of public transparency and accountability at a new low. … This suspicious op came out of ...

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07 Jun
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GLOVER H.B. 602 USES LEGISLATURE FOR PERSONAL PAYBACK

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 … 8:43 A.M. Even among the few of us who are familiar with both organizations, almost no one would imagine a connection between the Red River Waterway Commission and the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority. Yet, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
02 Jun
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H. B. 667’s FIZZLE OF DEATH … AT THE HANDS OF JUST US FOLKS

… Friday, June 2, 2017 … 8:57 a.m. … The details shared by witnesses are undisputed. State Representative Cedric Glover’s House Bill 667 perished yesterday, not with a bang but a whimper, as my favorite poet wrote it. When Glover ...

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01 Jun
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H. B. 667 KILLED IN SENATE COMMITTEE … DEAD FOR NOW

*** ALERT … Thursday, June 1, 2017 … 12:00 Noon … ALERT *** The legislative bill Cedric Glover sneaked through the Louisiana House of Representatives last week died without fanfare in State Senate committee just minutes ago. The bill was ...

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27 May
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H. B. 667: BROAD DAYLIGHT MUGGING OF HONEST SHREVEPORTERS

SPECIAL ALERT: Saturday, May 28, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Constantly under taxation attack, and trying to withstand an unrelenting barrage of awful, corrupt governance, Shreveporters who care simply cannot absorb the damage House Bill 667 will do. Yes, I know how ...

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25 May
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CADDO COMMISSION RECORDS UNVEIL SOME ELIO DEAL SECRECY

UPDATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017 … 3:37 P.M. On its website, the Caddo Parish Commission declares its commitment to governmental “transparency.” By clicking on that very word, one reads: “Equation for Open Government … Transparency begins by offering openness, communication, ...

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23 May
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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES TYLER’S TAX INCREASE … AND MORE?

UPDATE #3 … May 23, 2017, 5:10 P.M. Early word from the Shreveport City Council meeting, still underway, is that Democrat Mayor Ollie Tyler’s property tax confection / concoction passed with the expected 5-2 Council vote. All four Democrat members ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 May
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TYLER CHANGES TAX HIKE STORY AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN

UPDATE #2 … TUESDAY, May 23, 2017, 7:41 A.M. In what can only be called a major embarrassment for Mayor Ollie Tyler and Shreveport, taxers at City Hall have changed stories twice again since yesterday morning … … while throwing ...

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22 May
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UPDATE: DID MAYOR TYLER BLINK, OR JUST HIDE THE TAX HIKE?

*** UPDATE *** … Monday, May 22, 2017, 2:00 P.M. My thanks to everyone who has responded with such loud disapproval to the property tax hike Mayor Tyler and a majority of City Council members had decided on … as ...

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21 May
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MAYOR TYLER & CITY COUNCIL PROPERTY TAX HIKE … TUESDAY

Sunday, May 21, 2017 … 9:08 A.M. A fellow recently contacted me to be sure I knew how high property taxes were in Baton Rouge, where he lives. Although such was not my intention, my response made his day. He ...

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