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Senate Passes Bill That Names English Missouri's Most Common Language

March 10, 1998
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

The state Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would identify English as the common language of Missouri and establish grants to fund English education programs. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.

The Senate debated the bill for close to four hours before the twenty-one to six aproval vote.

St. Charles County Senator Steve Elhmann spoke in favor of the bill on the Senate floor.

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The bill would also require wills and estates to have an official English translation.