It’s still going to be okay to wish somebody "Happy Holidays" next December. The State Senate has killed a bill requiring all government entities to refer to the "Christmas" holidays.

Backers of the bill that passed the House say the holidays should be known by their traditional names–Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, New Year’s Day….and that people would not go on "Winter breaks." They should go on Christmas breaks.

Senator Rita Days of St.Louis thinks the bill is a waste of time and calls it "ridiculous." .

Senator Joan Bray of St. Louis called the bill "micromanaging"

Says and Bray threatened to amend other days into the bill–St. Patrick’s Day…Cinquo de Mayo, Pioneer Day, a Mormon observance, and others until Senate sponsor Delbert Scott of Lowry City set the bill aside.


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