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SHREVEPORT CITY HALL HAS PLENTY OF OUR MONEY … PLENTY!

Monday, March 18, 2019 … 4:27 PM. The City Council’s next of many shots at raising our taxes (or “fees,” which are identical to our…

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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…

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5 REASONS OUR CITY COUNCIL SHOULD DUMP GARBAGE TAX

Friday, March 8, 2019 … 9:41 A.M. As I write, Shreveporters expect our City Council to soon vote on a whittled-down version of Mayor Adrian…

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Caddo Schools

A PERSONAL REQUEST FROM ELLIOTT

Friday, March 1, 2019 … 12:29 P.M. At various times last evening, Shreveport television news outlets posted online stories about eighteen additional public corruption charges…

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THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY … SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 … 7:55 P.M. When the smoke cleared, and the typical hooey slinging ended, today’s Shreveport City Council meeting had taken three-and-a-half…

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Local

CADDO JUDGE GREENLIGHTS WATER-SEWER LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY

Monday, February 25, 2019 … 10:15 P.M. A Caddo District Court judge has ruled that two Shreveport attorneys can proceed with a lawsuit filed last…

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PERKINS CANNOT FORCE CITY COUNCIL TO TAX US

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 … 5:50 P.M. It is, after all, no surprise. Given his total absence during Shreveport’s past fifteen-year swoon, plus the…

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Local

CITY COUNCIL VOTE: IT IN NO WAY KILLS PERKINS GARBAGE TAX

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 … 9:45 P.M. Technically – but not really – the Shreveport City Council voted 6-1 today against the garbage tax proposed…

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BRIEF: CITY COUNCIL VOTE TODAY … NOTES ABOUT YESTERDAY

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 … 10:38 A.M. As most readers know, the Shreveport City Council will meet this afternoon, supposedly including a vote on Mayor…

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WHY PERKINS’ GARBAGE FEE PLAN MUST GO IN THE GARBAGE

Friday, February 8, 2019 … 11:28 AM The list of reasons Shreveport City Council members should scrap Mayor Perkins’ so-called “Clean City User Fee” grows…

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Elliott Stonecipher

MAYOR PERKINS’ FIRST MONTH: MORE THAN MERELY DISTURBING

Monday, February 4, 2019 … 3:49 PM Even some cult-like devotees of Mayor Adrian Perkins may be taken aback. Well within his first month in…

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2018 Mayoral Election

$24,950 PAID BY PERKINS CAMPAIGN TO BRAGGS FIRM, WIFE

UPDATE: Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 … 11:09 A.M. In a screaming contradiction to his pledge made to the Shreveport daily newspaper just weeks ago,…

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2018 Mayoral Election

REPORT: NOTABLE / QUESTIONABLE PERKINS CAMPAIGN PAYMENTS

Saturday, January 26, 2019 … 1:53 P.M. On Thursday, January 24, 2019, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins filed his “40-G” – forty days after the general…

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News

JOHN BEL EDWARDS – a.k.a. “Governor Taxes” – UP FOR RE-ELECTION

Saturday, January 12, 2019 … 12:42 P.M. You won’t hear him mention it, of course, but during Governor John Bel Edwards’ first year in office,…

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2018 Mayoral Election

PERKINS, TYLER REPORT THEIR “ELECTION-DAY ACTIVITIES” COST

Saturday, January 5, 2019 … 3:08 P.M. Throughout my career, I have written and publicly spoken about the corrosive, often outright illegal, election-day “street money”…

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