From today's SNL:
The House passed on Thursday a bill that would make driver's license tests administered in English only.In another article today the Senate voted to repeal portions of Prop B:
The vote was 102-56, mostly along party lines.
Reps. Sara Lampe, D-Springfield, Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield and Don Phillips, R-Kimberling City, voted no.
Proponents said it is unsafe to have drivers who can't speak English on the roads.
But the highway patrol has said it is not a problem. And Phillips, a former officer, said he never encountered any issues with drivers who couldn't speak English.
Jefferson City -- The Missouri Senate voted Thursday to repeal many of the mandates included in a dog-breeding law approved by voters four months ago.Area legislators who voted to disregard the voter's wishes:
Some lawmakers fear the law could wipe out the state's dog-breeding industry by forcing costly renovations to facilities and effectively limiting the number of dogs each business can sell.
Senators passed the bill 20-14...The legislation now moves to the House, where leaders said they planned to consider the Senate's proposal rather than their own.
The dog-breeding ballot measure, called Proposition B, was approved by about 52 percent of voters last November.
Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, is sponsoring the legislation that reverses parts of the voter-approved initiative.
Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, who supported the Senate bill, said the measure preserved voters' intent.
"This bill, as I said, honors the spirit and the intent of the voters. It protects dogs," said Mayer, R-Dexter.
- Bob Dixon, R-Springfield
- Kevin Engler, R-Farmington
- Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon
- Mike Parson, R-Bolivar
- Jay Wasson, R-Nixa
Meanwhile, while Charlie Denison and his "English only" cronies continued to alienate cab drivers, the Circus came to town.
(Bob Linder photo, News Leader)
From yesterday's SNL comes this story "Tigers get lift":
A Springfield tradition resumes today when the 48th edition of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Circus opens at the Shrine Mosque.Dollars spend regardless what language the spender speaks.
Tonight's opening performance also will be Latino Night, with commentary during the performance in both Spanish and English and other promotions tailored for Latino spectators.
In other news, Billy Long and Vickie Hartzler each got a $2,000.00 campaign contribution from Mitt Romney's PAC. So much for being "Fed Up"!
And finally, somebody asked, "How do you keep a free market free?"
I'm only a small thorn, it's only a small prick.