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Elliott Stonecipher

MORE OF THE STORY: COUNCILMAN FLURRY’S BOND ISSUE VOTE

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 … 11:16 A.M. The critically important back-story on yesterday’s Shreveport City Council meeting concerns the vote of Councilman James Flurry…

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Elliott Stonecipher

CITY COUNCIL DOES AS ORDERED, ARRANGED, RIGGED, ETC., ETC.

It was a lot like waiting for water to boil. You know what’s going to happen, and that it will take longer than you want…

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Elliott Stonecipher

WILL PERKINS JAM THIS $220,000,000 BOND ISSUE THROUGH? HOW?

Sunday, August 11, 2019 … 2:30 P.M. The Shreveport City Council will meet tomorrow and Tuesday to approve, or not, sending Mayor Adrian Perkins’ stupefying…

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ONE WEEK OUT: SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE MESS GETTING MESSIER?

Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 … 11:12 A.M. … ONE WEEK OUT: SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE MESS GETTING MESSIER? Neophyte Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is certainly…

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Elliott Stonecipher

CONFIRMED: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A “NO” ON THIS BOND ISSUE

Given its routine position of sponsoring property and many other taxes in Shreveport, confirmation that the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce has not automatically green-lighted Mayor…

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Elliott Stonecipher

SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE: UNTHINKABLY WRONG

In only two weeks, Shreveport City Council members must vote to approve, or not, Mayor Adrian Perkins’ mind-blowing $220,000,000 bond issue. Doing so is, of…

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Elliott Stonecipher

YET ANOTHER WARNING OF CITY HALL FINANCIAL DANGERS

Finally. I had just about decided we who care were hopelessly outnumbered. I don’t know if it matters more to me that KTBS News aired…

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Elliott Stonecipher

AS TOXIC CITY HALL BOND ISSUE BEARS DOWN, WE REMEMBER …

On August 13st, the Shreveport City Council is scheduled to approve (or not) the $220,000,000 bond issue our mayor and invisible “leaders” want to see…

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Elliott Stonecipher

Elliott Stonecipher: A PERSONAL MESSAGE ABOUT THIS (MY) WORK

As some readers know, I’ve been criticized here recently for “preaching to the choir” … not doing anything about local corruption. Although inaccurate, I completely…

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Elliott Stonecipher

SHREVEPORT’S BAD … VERY, VERY BAD … PAST FOUR DAYS

Government is a public trust. It is therefore wholly dependent on the confidence of those who fund it. As confidence collapses, the tax base flees.…

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Mayor Perkins Calls for $220,000,000 Bond Vote

In a story broken by Elliott Stonecipher on July 6th, he uncovers Mayor Adrian Perkins’s intent to ask Shreveport voters to approve a $220,000,000 bond…

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PERKINS NOW SET TO GRAB $220,000,000 IN NOVEMBER BOND VOTE

Confirming rumors very few believed would prove true, Mayor Adrian Perkins has now given public notice that he will ask Shreveport voters to approve a…

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Elliott Stonecipher

STUNNING SHREVEPORT FINANCE FAILURES IN NEWS REPORT TODAY

For those with access to today’s Shreveport Times, a must-read is Sara Mcneil’s report of downright scary developments in our city’s financial management. Included among…

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Elliott Stonecipher

TRANSCRIPT: MEMBER RESPONDS TO MY CRITICISM OF CITY COUNCIL

Thus far, two members of the Shreveport City Council have directly responded to my article two days ago in which I criticized the body’s silence…

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Elliott Stonecipher

WHY IS OUR CITY COUNCIL SILENT ON WATER-SEWER OVERBILLING?

Sunday, June 30, 2019 … 12:40 P.M. After Adrian Perkins’ awful start as mayor, I wrote an article in support of a specific City Council…

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