NOPD Commander Frank Young was promoted to replace Hosli and will now lead the Specialized Investigations unit.

“It’s not perfect. I think it’s the best one we’ve had in the past three years,” said state Rep. Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, who sponsored House Bill 1.

Democratic state Rep. Ted James, whose north Baton Rouge district seems to have more payday loan stores than working stoplights, says he has spent a lot of time recently consoling bitter constituents who felt that, if nothing else, legislators would have paid more attention to their sheer numbers.

“They believe their voices matter. But when they come here and see the reality, well, I hate that this was their first exposure to the process,” he said.

Last week Landrieu wrote an optimistic opinion piece encouraging investment in Detroit.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...