Republican calls Native languages 'dead'
A Republican lawmaker says Wisconsin shouldn't spend $250,000 to preserve "dead languages."

Rep.Scott Suder said tribes should use gaming revenues to preserve their languages. He said it's more important for the state to focus on the economy and employment.

"The governor should concentrate more on using our tax money to preserve jobs rather than preserving dead languages,” Suder told The University of Wisconsin Badger Herald of the budget proposal by Gov. Jim Doyle (D)

Other Republican lawmakers have criticized the $250,000 request.

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