Tags: "taxes"

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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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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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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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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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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17 Mar
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April 28th Vote: TYLER WILL SLAP 33% PREMIUM ON TAXES THAT PASS

Saturday, March 17, 2018 … 2:10 P.M. Lest any reader wonder, NO … I am in no way surprised that Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler has confected another taxpayer abuse. Surprised or not, I am far beyond sick and tired of ...

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28 Feb
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THE FIRES GOV. EDWARDS AND LEGISLATIVE PALS ARE SETTING

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 … 2:39 P.M. To Governor John Bel Edwards and his legislator buds and other enablers, the latest Census Bureau data are the equivalent of a five-alarm fire. Rather than respond, they feign deafness. Perhaps these “leaders” ...

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26 Aug
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DOWNTOWN CONVENTION CENTER / HOTEL LOSS OVER -$12 MILLION

Saturday, August 26, 2017 … 4:20 P.M. Mayor Ollie Tyler’s out-of-nowhere crusade for a $150,000,000 downtown Shreveport sports complex notably ignores what happened to us the last time Shreveport ran this movie. In the seven years 2011-2017, Shreveport taxpayers have ...

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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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19 Feb
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CEASELESS BAD FAITH: Caddo Commission Plan to Raise, Extend Taxes

Sunday, February 19, 2017 … 10:55 A.M. ….. If nothing else, the Caddo Parish Commission is consistent in its abuse of taxpayers. Now, without public debate, the Commission has conjured a way to raise our property taxes AND perpetuate them ...

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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 Jun
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Tax-And-Spenders Have Branded me… And I Accept

June 26, 2016 It isn’t every morning that I smile more or less all the way through my cereal, and I write to gladly credit The Advocate for thus kicking-off my day.  In fairness, though, I stipulate that those now in charge ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Mar
2

Pt. I:  CPSB Tax Package a Hammer Blow to Local Economy

March 20, 2016 This is the first in a series of articles about extraordinarily high Caddo Parish property taxes, the result of which is an economy – a culture – aberrantly propped-up by our local governmental bodies.  Here, our most ...

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