People speaking English have talked an English language amendment to the sidelines in the state senate.
Senator Kevin Engler of Farmington used German to ask the senate to adopt a constitutional amendment requiring all official government actions to be done in English….
He doesn’t object to people speaking other languages but he does not think official proceedings of Missouri governments should be in anything but English.
But senators Jolie Justus of Kansas City and John Smith of St. Louis have run out the clock on Engler’s bill. They say they wonder why the legislature has to deal with what they think is a trivial issue while important legislation has gotten lost.
Justis and Smith give no indication they’ll let the English language bill come to a vote.