Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

26 Jul
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A BIG FAT “NO!” TO SHREVEPORT WATER / SEWER PROPOSAL

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 … 10:35 A.M. I encourage all Shreveporters to take the time to read or watch two KTBS Television News stories – by reporters Shon Gables and Melody Brumble – about a new proposal to privatize the ...

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25 Jul
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Pt. 3: SHERIFF PRATOR LISTENS, OPTS AGAINST TAX ROLL-FORWARD

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 … 11:59 A.M. This morning, after a discussion in a legally required public hearing, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced he would not raise parish property taxes … at least for now. The possible hike which ...

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22 Jul
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TWO LOCAL NEWS REPORTS … AND MY PERSONAL NOTE

Saturday, July 22, 2017 … 12:10 P.M. Yesterday, from KTBS Television News reporter T. W. Starr, we learned how Caddo Parish Tax Assessor Charles Henington, Jr., has recovered $1 million and counting by finding property owners who claim undue homestead ...

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16 Jul
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Pt. 2: ELIO, GLOVER, ETC. … WHAT WE DON’T KNOW HURTS

Sunday, July 16, 2017 … 2:17 P.M. As Shreveport and Caddo Parish citizens now stand a sort of Elio Motors death watch, more and more attention is focused on the deal’s original doers, notably including public officials. Given that the ...

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12 Jul
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KSLA-TV NEWS 12: TYLER HIDING HER SPORTS ARENA MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 KSLA Television has nailed down Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler’s continuing pursuit – in secret – of a minor league basketball team and new $25,000,000 sports arena for they city. Tyler would not confirm the meetings without ...

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11 Jul
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ELIO, GLOVER, ETC. … WHAT WE DON’T KNOW HURTS

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 … 2:20 P.M. No doubt, it was yesterday’s notable news from Baton Rouge. Our Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission (LMVC) fined Elio Motors $545,000 for its mishandling of customer deposits on its supposed (imaginary?) three-wheeled, car-buggie-cart-motorcycle thingies. ...

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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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