May 28, 1998

English as Official Language

Currently 23 states have passed legislation declaring English as their official language. Kootenai County Commissioner Ron Rankin believes Idaho should make a similar declaration and has drafted a proposition, which he has presented to the Pepublican party of Idaho, with the hopes they will present it during the next legislative session. Mr. Rankin and Sam Byrd from the Idaho Hispanic Caucus debate the legal and moral issues surrounding the proposition.