AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Rep. Leo Berman is portraying his bill that would make English the official language of Texas as a cost-saving method.
Presenting his bill before a House committee on Wednesday, Berman claimed the measure would save the state millions since it would only print things in English. The state comptroller did not
produce a fiscal note on the bill, but Berman touted the amount of paper and effort that would be saved under his proposal.
But opponents are skeptical. Luis Figuera from the Mexican-American Legal Defense and
Education Fund, argues that the legislation isn't about saving money but is aimed at the immigrant population.