Capitol sources indicate that state Sens. P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville, and Renee Unterman, R-Buford, kept complaining to the GOP Senate caucus leadership that they would be hurt in their districts if they supported a constitutional amendment by Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, and 30-plus co-sponsors to designate English as the official language of government operations. This caused Senate leaders to back away from holding even an up-or-down floor vote on the amendment. 

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