State lawmakers have taken a step toward helping immigrants to Missouri move into the state’s mainstream. A Multicultural Resource Center would be established in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, and an executive director would be hired to run it with a 24-member committee formed to advise it. The bill, costing $100,000, has won preliminary approval in the House. It is estimated that in St. Louis 12 percent of the population has a primary language that is something other than English.
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