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Elliot Stonecipher
27 Feb
1

Caddo Commission Disdain for Law Again Spotlighted

February 27, 2016 As the new Caddo Parish Commissioners settle into their jobs, I offer this sobering article. I take no pleasure in writing it, just as I doubt any good and decent citizen will take any in reading it. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
25 Feb
0

Caddo-Bossier Port Tax Re-Up Likely to Kill 3132 Extension

February 25, 2016 Almost unbelievably, the Port of Caddo-Bossier plans to ask voters to re-up its 2.50-mill property tax – three years early – on April 9th. Approval would very likely kill any chance of completing the La. Hwy 3132 ...

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25 Feb
0

Caddo School’s Self Licking Ice Cream Cone

Before you read any further, pat yourself on the back just like the Caddo Parish School District did this week. You may not deserve it, but so what? The Caddo School System is back in full marketing mode (they have ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
22 Feb
1

CPSB Tax Package Screams A Loud Refusal To Learn

February 22, 2016 The first article in this series (here) detailed the bad news: almost two-thirds, 63%, of Caddo schools are failed or failing according to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). That number is higher now than ten years ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Feb
0

Caddo Commission Meeting, and Our $88,002 CPERS Hit

February 19, 2016 For the first time in several years, yesterday’s Caddo Parish Commission meeting netted us some gains. It is too bad that some rotten Commission news hammered us last night, too. First, let me dispatch that bad news. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Feb
0

The Spectacle Which Is the Caddo Commission

February 17, 2016 It’s too late to write this, but I am going to, so please bear with it. My oh my oh my, can things at the Caddo Commission get worse? How – goodness gracious, HOW – do we ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 Feb
0

Edwards Induced Hysteria is Shameful

February 16, 2016 For the first time since Governor Edwards and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne decided to scare the heck out of the people of Louisiana, a bit of calming push-back is surfacing. I encourage everyone to read this article ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Feb
3

The Undeclared State of Emergency in Caddo Public Schools

February 14, 2016 Taxes, taxes, taxes … ‘all over us, and more coming. Our new governor changes “tax it if it twitches” to “the hell with twitches, tax it!,” while our local taxers rev up for their own attack come ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
05 Feb
0

Caddo Commission Meeting: Good, Bad and Mainly Ugly!

(NOTE: This first-hand report is in no way arranged at the request of anyone. Some media reports apparently have been.) February 5, 2016 In what easily qualifies as the most bizarre meeting of a governmental body I have ever witnessed, ...

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Realshreveport.com
04 Feb
0

An Unnoticed Victory and a Perfect Distraction from Truth

First, some good news on local accountability in government. We originally exposed in October 2015 that the Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF) tax payer funded plot to create the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) so that some of the wealthiest Shreveporters could ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
21 Jan
0

Taxpayers Struggle to Understand Lack of Investigation

In a bit of irony, the Caddo Commission pressed felony theft charges against a 46 year old Haughton woman for obtaining illegal money. Lisa Bain Phillips was a contract nurse who is alleged to have knowingly invoiced $39,896 that was ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
18 Jan
0

New Caddo Commission Plan Quadruples Down on Self-Pay

Early last month, a new Caddo Parish Commissioner contacted me as he worked on a plan to “correct” policies at the heart of the Commission self-pay scandal. I quickly saw that the work was another guarantee of Commissioner self-pay, tracing ...

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Matthew Linn
18 Jan
0

This Week: New Commissioners Confronted with Conspiracy

January 18, 2016 The Caddo Commission in its newest iteration, is still using the same tricks to get those of us following their financial abuses of taxpayer dollars to simply go away. In spite of numerous writings and public outcry, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Jan
0

A Personal Message to Sheriff Prator and Our News Media

For those yet unaware, Shreveport’s newest website on the block is also easily its best. Will Broyles, the leader of the team that brought us their powerful Shape of Shreveport documentary, is working with his wife Chelsey, his brother Jim, ...

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ramon lafitte
16 Jan
0

List of Cases Contrary to Lafitte CPERS Exception Ruling

Below is a list of various court cases (not even all) in which the Caddo Commission has stood in a party to a lawsuit. The precedence outlined in my previous writings leave many questions about why Judge Ramon Lafitte ruled ...

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