Charleston Sen. McConnell: English only, please

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¡Habla ingles!

That's what a new pre-filed bill is aiming to get across.

Charleston senator and President Pro Tempore Glenn F. McConnell is, again, pushing for legislation that limits how the state can prepare materials in a non-English language. -- Essentially, everything coming from the state would be English-only unless there are special circumstances.

English is already the official language of the Palmetto State.

Check out the bill online.

This is not the first time McConnell pushed for a bill like this (with the support of other Senate members), a nearly identical measure died in committee last year.

McConnell represents District 41, which occupies the West Ashley and Johns Island areas of Charleston County (get a big map).