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30 Nov
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CROSS BAYOU SCAM MAY TRIGGER SHREVEPORT SECESSION

Saturday, November 30, 2019 … 1:49 P.M. Just when Shreveporters likely figure there is nothing new to learn about the would-be $1.5 billion Cross Bayou Point shakedown, along comes new stuff … all of it always bad. Given that the ...

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24 Sep
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RAYMOND CONFIRMATION BY COUNCIL AS POLICE CHIEF IS SET

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 … 10:00 A.M. If current police department acting boss Ben Raymond is not confirmed by the City Council in this afternoon’s meeting, it will be a lightning strike blow-up. If that lightning strikes, the new chief ...

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24 Apr
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SOME SHREVEPORT COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE OUR SAFETY NET

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 … 7:27 P.M. At first glance, it seems like no big deal. In its regular meeting yesterday, the Shreveport City Council rejected Mayor Adrian Perkins’ request that $40,000 in Riverfront Development money be spent on his ...

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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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12 Mar
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SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL (AGAIN) PUNTS ON GARBAGE TAX

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 … 8:30 P.M. Without doubt, the greatest public interest in today’s Shreveport City Council meeting was whether or not taxpayers would have (yet another) local tax burden to bear. Specifically, a $7.00 monthly charge for garbage ...

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06 May
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CORRUPTION DENIAL REALITY CHECK, & MAYOR’S RACE WARNING

Sunday, May 6, 2018 … 9:40 A.M. Our Shreveport daily newspaper recently found what many others have long known: minimizing, much less denying, the pervasiveness of public corruption here is risky business. As Shreveport’s recent tax election was only days ...

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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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04 Apr
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MORE BOOSTING OF CROSS BAYOU POINT REPORTED

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 … 10:54 P.M. There is more news tonight – just four days after my most recent article on this subject – about the supposed / imagined / dreaded Cross Bayou development just north of downtown Shreveport. ...

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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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11 Sep
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Is Tyler’s arena scheme in trouble at tomorrow’s City Council meeting?

Mayor Ollie Tyler’s publicly funded D-League arena concoction has been widely unpopular among Shreveporters ever since her administration (with other key players like the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission) launched a sneak attack on taxpayers weeks ago.  In that attack, taxpayers were ...

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06 Sep
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MAYOR TYLER PURSUES CONTAMINATED SITE FOR SPORTS COMPLEX

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 … 4:40 P.M. New documents confirm that Mayor Ollie Tyler is aggressively – and stupefyingly – trying to buy at huge taxpayer costs chemically contaminated land for her Cross Bayou scheme. The land at issue is ...

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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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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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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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