|State Rep. Tom Barrett, right, with his wife Ashley, center, and Speaker Leonard, left (DarKen Photography)|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
Speaker of the Michigan House Tom Leonard will move a bill declaring English as the official language of the State of Michigan as early as this week, WMP has learned.
The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Tom Barrett, would put Michigan in line with over 30 other states who already recognize English as the official state language.
Leonard's support of the legislation puts him at odds with State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, his opponent in the Republican campaign for Attorney General.
Schuitmaker opposed the idea when she was a State Representative, voting against it while even liberal Democrats like MDP Chair Brandon Dillon supported the move.
According to Emily Lawler of MLive:
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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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