A Pennsylvania state legislator from Philadelphia has introduced a resolution in the state House of Representatives calling for "Spanish" to be declared the official language of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Let me check the calendar. Nope, it's not April Fool's Day.
The screwball state lawmaker is Rep. Angel Cruz, and of course, he's a Democrat. The resolution would require all local, county and state government agencies to use Spanish on all government documents.
It appears Cruz's resolution (House Resolution 666) is in response to a bill by Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe to designate "English" as the official language of Pennsylvania. Metcalf's legislation is House Bill 2132.
For more information, check out this report from a Pittsburgh television station:
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