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Texas Lawmaker Pushing for State Documents to be Printed Only in English

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NewsWest 9

AUSTIN - Could English become the official state language in Texas?

State Representative Leo Berman from Tyler wants to require state documents, like tax records and home deeds, to be printed only in English.

Right now, they're available in both English and Spanish.

Berman says that costs the state a bundle of money and it's a way to cut spending.

But some feel, it's more about discrimination than saving money.

Documents used in bilingual education and voting information wouldn't be affected by the proposed bill.

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