Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

Elliot Stonecipher
20 Nov
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Garbage Tax Vote Poses Real Risks to Shreveport Council Members

November 20, 2016   [To readers new to the subjects discussed in this article, many related ones are posted on RealShreveport.com.] ************ It is a fact in these days of citizen journalism that if a public official, in the performance ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Nov
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KTBS-TV News: Mayor Tyler’s Water Under-Billing, Document Breach

November 16, 2016 Late this afternoon, KTBS Television posted on its website another story about the unprecedented breach by Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler and City Attorney William Bradford of some of the city’s most sensitive, confidential public records.  Triggering the ...

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14 Nov
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ADDENDUM to Pt. 2: Dumbfounding Developments in Shreveport City Hall Meltdown

Last Friday afternoon, I wrote and posted Part 2 of our series on the stunning collapse of basic governance, and adherence to the Rule of Law, at Shreveport City Hall by Mayor Ollie Tyler and others. In that article, I ...

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11 Nov
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Pt. 2: Dumbfounding Developments in Shreveport City Hall Meltdown

November 11, 2016 This all began as a tale of embarrassing and expensive-to-taxpayers incompetence at Shreveport City Hall, then quickly worsened as underlying public corruption surfaced. Now, almost unimaginably, the full-blown scandal features a city administration which has somehow managed ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
06 Nov
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Pt. 1: Spiral-Down at Shreveport City Hall Accelerates

November 6, 2016 It has not been a good morning for Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler, this year’s City Council Chair Willie Bradford, and a few other smoke-and-mirrors folks at City Hall. This article included, there is a lot of opposition ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Nov
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Update… Update… Update: A Bit of the Inside Story on Shreveport City Hall’s Latest Blow-off of Taxpayers and Law

Thursday, November 3, 2016 … 9:12 AM … On Tuesday evening, November 1st, at 6:16 PM, Kaley Green, reporter for RealShreveport.com, wrote / published an article entitled, “City Still Refusing to Turn Over Public Documents.” The documents at issue are ...

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30 Oct
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Pt. 1: Shreveport Tax Hike Plan Is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong … and Illegal?

 October 30, 2016 Believe it:  only ten days before Christmas, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler, along with City Council boss Willie Bradford, plan to nix the Joys of the Season with a really mucky (and murky) tax hike.  It is wrong in ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
26 Oct
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OBAMACARE. ARE WE AWAKE YET?

Many hours of reading and reaching-out to some of the smartest people on the subject leaves us a simple and direct question. All else aside, and now knowing what America has learned over the past 48 hours, how can Obamacare ...

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21 Oct
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Board of Directors of Biomedical Research Foundation Must Do Its Duty

For any who do not know, the war continues to rage between the Office of the Governor of Louisiana and John George and his BRF (Biomedical Research Foundation) in Shreveport.   The long fought-over new “agreement” between the two, just ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Oct
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C.P.E.R.S. Progress…Arceneaux’s Stunning Admissions

In a key hearing in Caddo Parish District Court, Judge Ramone Lafitte has issued important rulings in the lawsuit local attorney Whitney Pesnell and I filed in March 2015 (pro bono). The purpose of our suit was and remains the ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
15 Oct
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EXCLUSIVE: Wainwright & Pernici Sue City of Shreveport… and Other Developments… and One Bit of Good News…

Saturday, October 15, 2016 ….. 8:25 AM ….. I received from Michael Wainwright last night, by email, a copy of the lawsuit he and business partner Scott Pernici filed yesterday against the City of Shreveport. The subject is, of course, ...

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14 Oct
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More Developments in City of Shreveport Water Under-Billing Saga… Controversy Rages…

Friday, October 14, 2016 … 8:30 AM Not since I first reported the CPERS self-pay malfeasance at the Caddo Parish Commission has any mess-up in local government blown-up like this one down at Shreveport City Hall. Michael Wainwright has written ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
13 Oct
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Please Tell Me This Didn’t Really Happen At City Hall …..Please, Please!

Thursday, October 13, 2016 … 8:32 AM Even I find it difficult to believe what the Shreveport Times reported this morning. In all my years here, this incompetence and bizarro messing-up and messing-around just didn’t happen. As best we can ...

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11 Oct
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Go-To Source for LA Constitutional Amendments Info

Below is the link to the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) Guide on 2016 Louisiana Constitutional Amendments. PAR has been the go-to source for this information for decades, regardless of how you ultimately decide to vote on the Amendments: PAR ...

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07 Oct
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Court Decision Against Ed Officials is Huge…

WE MAY HOPE C.P.S.B. BOSSES ARE LIKEWISE INSTRUCTED ….. Friday, October 7, 2016 …. 8:28 AM …. Deep in the bowels of government abuses of every sort are costly and punishing wars to force public officials to produce our – ...

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