LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- A bill to make English Michigan’s official language cleared the state House Thursday, and the debate got fierce at times.
The bill passed on a mostly-party line vote. Republicans say Michigan should join 32 other states that have declared English their official language. Democrats say the bill sends the wrong message to foreigners and immigrants.
Democratic state Representative Abdullah Hammoud said the bill taps into a dark place in current politics, and is a distraction from real issues.