welfare drug testing
Civil liberties advocates say this kind of legislation perpetuates harmful stereotypes about poor people.
A senior Republican says it's the compassionate thing to do.
Few welfare recipients test positive for drug use.
Yet the concept remains as popular as ever.
The reason for the apparent contradiction is that conservative welfare reform boosters start from the premise that assistance
Republicans in the state legislature have been looking to avoid enacting some of the cuts proposed earlier this year by Gov