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Polarized arguments and what looked to be a possible filibuster with amendments, postponed the English only bill.
The bill would make a constitutional change to make English the language of official proceedings.
Saint Louis Democrat, Senator Jeff Smith challenged the sponsor of the bill Senator Kevin Engler.
He said this bill could be perceived as hostile toward immigrants.
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Senator Engler said the bill is not dead yet and hopes to have the chance to discuss it again on the Senate floor.
From the state Capitol, Fanna Haile-Selassie, KMOX NEWS