Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

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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19 May
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ELIO / LICHTER: WHAT IS CADDO COMMISSION REALLY UP TO?

Friday, May 19, 2017 … 10:25 A.M. “Every Commissioner is not crooked, as some people think that they are.” Caddo Commissioner Lyndon B. Johnson thus shared his thinking in a media interview just after his anything-but-open-and-honest private meeting with three-wheel-car ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 May
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NEUTERING CADDO COMMISSION’S ELIO / LICHTER BLACK-OUT

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 … 12:43 P.M. As we now know, and as I reported last Friday, our Caddo Parish Commission is working on behalf of Elio Motors to shred the most basic tenets of governmental transparency. To begin, Paul ...

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14 May
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FINANCIERS OF CADDO COMMISSION OP TO RAISE / EXTEND TAXES

Sunday, May 14, 2017 … 11:00 A.M. Since the Caddo Parish Commission was beaten in its April 29th election to raise and extend a list of its property taxes – while sitting on a $120,000,000+ mega-pile of taxpayer money – ...

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12 May
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CAMPAIGN $$$ BY TOP PLAYER IN CADDO COMMISSION / ELIO DEAL

Friday, May 12, 2017 … 11:34 A.M.The Caddo Parish Commission is again flailing around in a red-hot spotlight. Now, and yet again, afire from that heat is the G.M. Plant / Elio Motors debacle. Caddo Parish taxpayers are being treated ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
09 May
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Pt. 3: CORRUPT CADDO COMMISSION SHOWS ITS STUFF IN MEETING

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 … 10:22 A.M.This article continues our in-depth look into the aftermath of the April 29th election defeat that hammered the Caddo Parish Commission. Five-of-five of its taxation propositions went down in flames, owing to an assortment ...

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07 May
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Pt. II … CORRUPT CADDO COMMISSION SHOWS ITS STUFF IN MEETING

Sunday, May 7, 2017 … 1:53 P.M.Caddo Parish Commissioners met last Thursday, their first convocation since the shocking – and, to them, very embarrassing – electoral loss the Saturday before. Commissioners, rather than accepting responsibility, continue to whine about voters ...

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