Tags: "property taxes"

03 Sep
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MAYOR ADRIAN PERKINS AND THE SAGA OF FIRE STATION 11

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 … 11:11 A.M. A few weeks ago, when the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce was accidentally outed as opposed to Mayor Adrian Perkins’ original $220,000,000 bond issue, the group specifically noted that there remain untouched such bond ...

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04 May
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C.P.S.B. “WINS” TAX BY LOSING … B.P.S.B. TAX CRUSHED

Saturday, May 4, 2019 … 10:18 P.M. Yep, the Caddo Parish School Board “win” of yet another $88 million of taxpayers money was rigged. The 58% YES / 42% NO result, with turnout of only 7.9%, was the product of ...

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03 May
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE … YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW

Friday, May 3, 2019 … 11:18 A.M. For most of my life, this subject triggers a certain memory. My mother is holding my six- or seven-year-old hand in the auditorium of Barret Elementary School. It is standing room only for ...

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19 Apr
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EVEN BOSSIER PARISH GAINS FADE IN NEW CENSUS BUREAU REPORT

Friday, April 19, 2019 … 8:46 A.M. When the Census Bureau annually reports population gain – or loss – for all counties / parishes in the nation, the four-parish Northwest Louisiana story has been the same for many years … ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
12 Apr
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MORE ABOUT THOSE BOSSIER (wow!) & CADDO MAY 4TH TAX VOTES

Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:48 A.M. I have recently written about ways public school systems in Caddo and Bossier Parishes are set to score property tax revenue windfalls by way of very low May 4th voter turnout. Here are links ...

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05 Apr
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C.P.S.B. CONCOCTS WAY TO KEEP EXPIRING PROPERTY TAXES ALIVE

Friday, April 5, 2019 … 10:36 A.M. On May 4th, Caddo Parish home and other property owners have yet another date with parish taxation ugliness … the kind only bosses of the Caddo Parish School Board can contrive. Put simply, ...

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27 Mar
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BOSSIER SCHOOLS TAX VOTE SET TO HIT PROPERTY OWNERS HARD

Wednesday, March 28, 2019 … 11:30 A.M. As inconceivable as it may seem to any who despise high property and other taxes, the Bossier Parish School Board (BPSB) is attempting to raise city and parish taxes to a shocking level. ...

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26 Mar
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CITY COUNCIL PASSES GARBAGE TAX … WITH MORE TO COME!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 … 7:50 P.M. With all the surprise of tomorrow morning’s sunrise, the Shreveport City Council tonight approved yet another tax on its ever-dwindling population of taxpayers. This time it was a $7-a-month garbage collection add-on, a ...

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23 Mar
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GARBAGE TAX?! GEEZ, WHAT ABOUT OUR SKY-HIGH PROPERTY TAX!!

Saturday, March 23, 2019 … 4:38 P.M. As things now stand, the Shreveport City Council will try again at next Tuesday’s meeting to finally approve – or not, we hope – Mayor Adrian Perkins’ garbage tax. Supposedly, the vote will ...

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09 Jul
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Journalism holds government accountable, Caddo citizens receive PARTIAL refunds!

Local government is choking at having to do the right thing by the citizens. All the way back in August 2015, Elliott Stonecipher set out to help hold the local Caddo Parish government accountable by exposing an illegal collection of ...

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23 Apr
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Bond Bounty Pt 5: ADA scores DOUBLE his full prosecutor salary in bond fees.

Attorney Joshua K. Williams graduated from law school in 2013 and was admitted to practice law in Louisiana on May 8, 2014.  Since this time, Mr. Williams has worked full-time for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office as an Assistant ...

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22 Apr
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PROMISED Q & A … NEXT SATURDAY’S TAX HIKE VOTE

Sunday, April 22, 2018 … 9:18 A.M. As promised, here are requested questions and answers about Mayor Ollie Tyler’s bad faith tax hike package up for a vote next Saturday. 1. Why did Tyler deliberately allow five-of-six of these property ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
15 Apr
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HITTERS TAKE “RACIST!” LOW ROAD … AND ELLIOTT’S MESSAGE

Sunday, April 15, 2018 … 9:43 A.M. As some readers are aware, a cabal of local corruption boosters accuse me of “never offering solutions” for Shreveport’s problems. It is an old and worn charge from “leaders” who have for decades ...

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25 Jul
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Pt. 3: SHERIFF PRATOR LISTENS, OPTS AGAINST TAX ROLL-FORWARD

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 … 11:59 A.M. This morning, after a discussion in a legally required public hearing, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced he would not raise parish property taxes … at least for now. The possible hike which ...

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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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