Saturday, February 25, 2012

Welfare drug testing

  • By BEN NEARY and IVAN MORENO Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • THERE'S NOTHING wrong with government wanting to test welfare applicants for drug use.
  • (Cherokee Tribune)
  • Several Wyoming lawmakers are joining their counterparts in other states in demanding that people who apply for some welfare benefits must undergo drug testing.
  • (Star-Tribune)
  • That was the last committee stop for the measure (HB 1205) which is set for House floor debate. Gov. Rick Scott favors drug testing of welfare recipients and government workers, but his initiatives in that regard have been tied up by lawsuits.
  • (Tallahassee Democrat)
  • CHEYENNE, Wyo. (WTW) — A bill to require drug testing for some state welfare recipients has received preliminary approval in the Wyoming House of Representatives. The House endorsed a bill sponsored by Rep.
  • (Post-Crescent)
  • Unbelieveably funny. The Huffington Post. Drug testing. Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their side. Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press Holy wars.
  • (Denver Post)
  • Senators in the evenly divided chamber voted 20-20 on the measure, with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) casting a tie-breaking vote for passage.
  • (Washington Post)
  • A bill that would require welfare recipients to be tested for drugs to receive benefits is on its way to a third and final reading on Monday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
  • (Laramie News)
  • House Bill 2388 would apply to close to 41,000 Oklahomans who get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families money.
  • (KOKI FOX 23)

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