Monday, February 12, 2007

Nashville in the News
Way to go, Mayor Purcell.
Saying "this is not who we are," Mayor Bill Purcell today vetoed a bill that would have required English to be the "first" language of Metro government.

"We don't need a law to tell us what language we are already speaking," Purcell said at a press conference, where he was flanked by more than 10 civic leaders and city officials. "We don't need a law that will make it harder for a police officer to do his job, for a school teacher to teach or for a doctor to help a patient."
As of now, 231 news outlets have picked up this story, according to Google. It's the first bill the 7th-year Mayor has vetoed.

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