Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

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10 May
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SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS: GOREE-C.P.S.B. vs. PERKINS, COUNCIL

Friday, May 10, 2019 … 1:40 P.M. As we saw again last Saturday, the Caddo Parish School Board and Superintendent Lamar Goree are somehow able to control what much of our traditional news media outlets might otherwise report about them. ...

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04 May
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C.P.S.B. “WINS” TAX BY LOSING … B.P.S.B. TAX CRUSHED

Saturday, May 4, 2019 … 10:18 P.M. Yep, the Caddo Parish School Board “win” of yet another $88 million of taxpayers money was rigged. The 58% YES / 42% NO result, with turnout of only 7.9%, was the product of ...

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03 May
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE … YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW

Friday, May 3, 2019 … 11:18 A.M. For most of my life, this subject triggers a certain memory. My mother is holding my six- or seven-year-old hand in the auditorium of Barret Elementary School. It is standing room only for ...

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02 May
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PERKINS SUBPOENA, AND ANOTHER VIOLATION NOT ADDRESSED

Thursday, May 2, 2019 … 3:02 P.M. The subpoena to Mayor Adrian Perkins, about which I wrote on Tuesday, relates to a violation of state campaign finance law which I had specifically reported in my January 26, 2019 article. Not ...

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30 Apr
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SUBPOENA TO PERKINS BY L.S.P.? … AND THE TAXMAN COMETH

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 … 11:09 A.M. … Some here who know and care are playing the waiting game on a couple of fronts. First, there’s the week-long buzz about the Louisiana State Police attempting to serve Shreveport mayor ...

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24 Apr
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SOME SHREVEPORT COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE OUR SAFETY NET

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 … 7:27 P.M. At first glance, it seems like no big deal. In its regular meeting yesterday, the Shreveport City Council rejected Mayor Adrian Perkins’ request that $40,000 in Riverfront Development money be spent on his ...

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20 Apr
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MAYOR PERKINS: THE WORST OF THE RUMORS SEEM TRUE.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 … 2:41 P.M. It has been a very tough week for any and all who love Shreveport. As endangered as confidence in local government is, these hits from and by our new mayor seem especially damaging. ...

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19 Apr
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EVEN BOSSIER PARISH GAINS FADE IN NEW CENSUS BUREAU REPORT

Friday, April 19, 2019 … 8:46 A.M. When the Census Bureau annually reports population gain – or loss – for all counties / parishes in the nation, the four-parish Northwest Louisiana story has been the same for many years … ...

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16 Apr
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SHREVEPORT CANNOT RISK OR AFFORD MAYOR ADRIAN PERKINS

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 … 10:53 A.M. It is something too few of us know about Shreveport City Hall, to which I can personally attest: when Leanis Steward, the city’s (Internal) Auditor, sounds an alarm – any alarm – it ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
12 Apr
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MORE ABOUT THOSE BOSSIER (wow!) & CADDO MAY 4TH TAX VOTES

Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:48 A.M. I have recently written about ways public school systems in Caddo and Bossier Parishes are set to score property tax revenue windfalls by way of very low May 4th voter turnout. Here are links ...

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05 Apr
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C.P.S.B. CONCOCTS WAY TO KEEP EXPIRING PROPERTY TAXES ALIVE

Friday, April 5, 2019 … 10:36 A.M. On May 4th, Caddo Parish home and other property owners have yet another date with parish taxation ugliness … the kind only bosses of the Caddo Parish School Board can contrive. Put simply, ...

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31 Mar
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OUR (ONLY?) HOPE IS THAT FEDERAL AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE THIS

Sunday, March 31, 2019 … 2:37 P.M. Multiple sources, including national publication The Bond Buyer, are reporting what may well prove to be malfeasance in the settlement of a 2014 lawsuit by the City of Shreveport against Calvin Grigsby, once ...

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27 Mar
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BOSSIER SCHOOLS TAX VOTE SET TO HIT PROPERTY OWNERS HARD

Wednesday, March 28, 2019 … 11:30 A.M. As inconceivable as it may seem to any who despise high property and other taxes, the Bossier Parish School Board (BPSB) is attempting to raise city and parish taxes to a shocking level. ...

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23 Mar
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GARBAGE TAX?! GEEZ, WHAT ABOUT OUR SKY-HIGH PROPERTY TAX!!

Saturday, March 23, 2019 … 4:38 P.M. As things now stand, the Shreveport City Council will try again at next Tuesday’s meeting to finally approve – or not, we hope – Mayor Adrian Perkins’ garbage tax. Supposedly, the vote will ...

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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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