03/27/14 - 9:01pm
JUNEAU, Alaska — A bill that would symbolically make 20 Alaska Native languages as official languages of the state got some real-world pushback Thursday.
House Bill 216’s co-sponsor, Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, was questioned about the ramifications of such designations during a House State Affairs committee.
Currently, English is the only official language for official business in Alaska.
Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, said he worried others will read an intent in the bill that’s not there.