A Tennessee Senator has somehow managed to pass a resolution honoring himself. Sen. Jon Lundberg apparently feels that he’s been doing a great job and that the state should give him some recognition.
"I think it's important for us as a state to say, 'Hey, great job on creating jobs and moving the ball forward,'" said Lundberg.
Resolutions are essentially notes congratulating someone for a job well-done or a particular achievement. They typically cost taxpayers about $300. This year, lawmakers have passed 476 resolutions, according to WSMV.
Lundberg's staff wrote his resolution. It honors his public relations firm, The Corporate Image. Contained in the resolution are phrases like "the company has continued to set the standard for the highest quality professional services."
At least in the case of this resolution, taxpayers won’t foot the bill. "My staff wrote it, I reimbursed the state for the cost of the paper and all of that," Lundberg said.
This isn’t the first time a resolution honoring someone in the Lundberg family has been passed. In 2009, Lundberg honored his daughter for graduating high school, a decision that he sticks by.