Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

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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22 Dec
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SHREVEPORT TIMES NOTES ATTACK ON OUR “RIGHT TO KNOW”

Saturday, December 22, 2018 … 10:46 A.M. In today’s edition, Shreveport Times reporter Nick Wooten writes extensively about not-yet-mayor Adrian Perkins’ dramatic stamping of the New Orleans political brand on Shreveport. And, to we who demand and work for open ...

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16 Dec
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SHREVEPORTERS KNOW FAR TOO LITTLE ABOUT ADRIAN PERKINS

Sunday, December 16, 2018 … 8:14 A.M. In two weeks, Adrian Perkins will take the Oath of Office as Shreveport mayor. He will then become the city’s fifty-ninth mayor, a roster of greats, goods, not-so-goods and awfuls which began with ...

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09 Dec
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PERKINS’ EXPECTED “WIN” NOW IN SHREVEPORT HISTORY BOOKS

Saturday, December 8, 2018 … 11:08 P.M. It will be difficult to find anyone surprised by the fact that a smattering of Shreveport voters today picked Adrian Perkins to be mayor, by a good margin. It will be difficult, too, ...

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30 Nov
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PERKINS BREAKS AWAY IN SHREVEPORT MAYORAL FUNDRAISING

Friday, November 30, 2018 … 10:37 A.M. Campaign finance reports (SEE below) for the crucial campaign period October 18th and November 18th show challenger Adrian Perkins taking in a stunning four-times the contribution total of Mayor Ollie Tyler. Including in-kind ...

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06 Nov
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LEADER IN SHREVEPORT MAYOR VOTE NO SURPRISE: PERKINS

ELECTION NIGHT: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 … 10:55 P.M. In the best spirit of Shreveport political “arranging,” Democrat Adrian Perkins led the mayoral voting today, followed by incumbent Democrat Mayor Ollie Tyler. Complete but unofficial vote totals by the Louisiana ...

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