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18 Apr
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Bond Bounty Pt 4: Bond Commission report shows Shreveport payoff to Washington is comparably huge!

In this series, we’ve demonstrated the incredible bond bounty paid by the City to certain local “co-bond counsel” and the willingness of City “leadership” to violate its own laws to keep the paydays coming.  In this article, we’re bringing to ...

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12 Apr
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Bond Bounty Pt 3: Bond attorney fails to pay city taxes; City Hall poised to openly break malfeasance law

Shreveport City government is an onion of corruption.  You expose one layer only to find more lurking in the shadow. In my previous articles (here, here), I exposed the hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoff received as “co-bond counsel” for ...

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27 Mar
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Shreveport municipal bonds a cash cow for politically connected attorneys

On March 13, 2018, the Shreveport City Council voted unanimously to pass Resolutions 22 and 23 of 2018 (see Minutes).  These resolutions authorize the City to hire professionals and then issue up to $120 million in water and sewer revenue ...

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24 Mar
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Pt. 2, April 28th Vote: MAYOR TYLER’S 2018 BUDGET BREAKS CITY LAWS

Saturday, March 24, 2018 … 12:51 P.M. Who do honest Shreveport citizens see when city officials knowingly break our laws? Unless and until taxpayers determine and act on that, the April 28th election should not be held. The Shreveport City ...

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12 Sep
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CITY COUNCIL BURIES TYLER “SPORTS COMPLEX,” 0-to-6 “NO”

SPECIAL REPORT … … Tuesday, September 12, 2017 … 8:10 P.M. … Almost four-and-a-half hours after the Shreveport City Council meeting began today, members finally voted on Mayor Ollie Tyler’s “sports complex” scheme. The vote was 0-7 … no votes ...

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22 Aug
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SHREVEPORT COUNCIL’S FIRST SPORTS COMPLEX VOTE: 5-2 YES

SPECIAL REPORT: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 … 8:31 P.M. I doubt there were many of us who watched the 3+ hour City Council Meeting on the local access channel. I was one. If you care deeply about good government, the ...

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21 Aug
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TYLER / SPORTS COMMISSION LATEST INSULT

COMMENT … Monday, August 21, 2017 …9:55 P.M. … As Mayor Ollie Tyler’s sports arena ridiculousness rises to new definitions and levels of bad governance, I encourage everyone to remember that the City Council’s initial vote is tomorrow. Put another ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Feb
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SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL REJECTS TIM LARKIN “BAIL-OUT” TRY

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 … 11:31 P.M. ….. In a 4-1 vote late today, the City Council rejected what may have become an effective bail-out of Shreveport residential developer – and Bossier City Councilman – Tim Larkin. I detailed Larkin’s ...

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05 Feb
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WILL SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL BAIL-OUT DEVELOPER TIM LARKIN?

February 5, 2017 … 5.55 P.M. When the Shreveport City Council meets on February 14th, it may very well approve a taxpayer-funded bail-out for Tim Larkin, the man behind Southeast Shreveport’s ritzy Esplanade subdivision. Larkin knows a thing or a ...

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06 Jan
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The Short Line Food Station re-opens for business

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Short Line Food Station in downtown Shreveport is finally open for business again nearly three months after it was shut down by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). Owner Greg Solomon said he has invested approximately $30,000 in ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Jan
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NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV

NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV: SHON GABLES: The Notable Back-Story on Shreveport City Councilman Jerry Bowman … AND JEFF BEIMFOHR: The Sadly Inept Louisiana “Ethics Administration” …. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 … 9:08 A.M. …. In her new – and again ...

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27 Dec
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Shreveport City Council elects new officers

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Shreveport City Council elected new officers for 2017 during its last regular session meeting of the year this evening. As the end of the three hour-long meeting neared, District E councilman James Flurry was voted in as ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Dec
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NO NEW TAXES IN SHREVEPORT 2017 BUDGET

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 … 12:12 A.M. To be honest, I hesitate in writing and posting this news, lest it somehow be reversed or otherwise proved wrong. It does seem, regardless, that Shreveport city officials have passed a budget for ...

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14 Dec
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2017 City budget passes, MPC likened to IRS

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Shreveport City Council approved the 2017 budget Tuesday night in a meeting that lasted five hours and consisted of many reconsiderations to re-vote on certain amendments to budget ordinances. Councilman James Flurry’s proposed amendment to reduce the Metropolitan ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
28 Nov
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SPECIAL REPORT: Underbelly of Shreveport / Caddo Tax-and-Spend Exposed

November 28, 2016 As I watched last Tuesday’s Shreveport City Council meeting on television, Mayor Ollie Tyler’s resentment of opposition was awful to see and hear. Her garbage tax failed for many very good reasons, particularly the misinformation (I am ...

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