In the legislative session's final days, three New Orleans lawmakers advanced three very local resolutions. Resolutions do not have the force of law but do have some political force because they are formal expressions of legislative sentiment.
Rep. Jared Brossett passed a resolution urging the New Orleans Civil Service Commission to televise the nonjudicial portions of its meetings held in the City Council Chamber. With a touch more political flair, Sen. David Heitmeier moved another resolution that requests the state Department of Transportation and Development to "convene a work group to review and analyze the policies, procedures and practices" of the Crescent City Connection Police Department.
Finally, Rep. Walker Hines authored a resolution that proves politics can never get too local. The resolution asks DOTD to install a traffic light at the intersection of Airline Drive and Eagle Street and to establish a new school zone near Bethune Elementary School — proving, as the late Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O'Neill famously noted, that all politics is local. — Jeremy Alford