English only http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House passes English driver's license mandate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-english-drivers-license-mandate <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>has passed<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1186&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> legislation requiring driver&rsquo;s license exams to&nbsp;be given in English only</a>.</p><p>The final debate boiled down to safety versus respect for immigrants.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=063"> State Representative&nbsp;Tishaura Jones&nbsp;</a>(D,&nbsp;St. Louis) says she represents constituents from several different nationalities, and added that every member of the House&nbsp;descended from immigrants. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:53:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes English driver's license mandate Mo. House endorses English-only driver's exams http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-endorses-english-only-drivers-exams <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1186&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">legislation</a> that would require driver&rsquo;s license exams be given only&nbsp;in English.</p><p>Currently, the state of Missouri provides the written driver&rsquo;s exam in English and eleven other languages.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=016">House Member&nbsp;Mark Parkinson </a>(R,&nbsp;St. Charles) says his bill follows the spirit of the state constitution&rsquo;s mandate that public proceedings be conducted in English. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 02:56:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House endorses English-only driver's exams Mo. House endorses English-only drivers tests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-endorses-english-only-drivers-tests <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would require driver&rsquo;s license tests to be given in English only.</p><p>Supporters say doing so would help immigrants assimilate easier into American culture and promote safety, since road signs in Missouri are in English. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:12:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 690 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House endorses English-only drivers tests