A drive to make Missouri the twenty-fourth state to enact an English-only law has been met with tongue-in-cheek opposition in the House. Kimberly Lohman (low-man) in Jefferson City has the story.
Independence Representative Dick Franklin is determined to make English Missouri's official language. But members opposing the bill, such as Kansas City's Steve McLuckie, are offering and then with-drawing so-called frivolous amendments just to make a point. After a humorous attempt to read the Latin inscription on Missouri's state seal, McLuckie asked Franklin if the symbol would have to be changed to accommodate the English-only law. Representative Franklin -
Franklin says keeping his bill amendment-free increases its chances for passage. Debate will resume Thursday.
From the state capitol, I'm Kimberly Lohman.