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.
"Giving people something for nothing harms the recipient," the Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector told the Kansas City Star
Walker himself proposed the drug testing measures, initially suggesting he would push ahead with testing SNAP recipients
"These latest reports that less than one quarter of one percent of Tennessee TANF applicants tested positive for drugs underscore
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a welfare expert with the liberal Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C., said it's
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is moving forward with a plan to make some welfare recipients take drug tests if they want cash benefits, The Associated Press reported this week.
In Florida and other places were testing has been implemented, very few applicants' results have turned up positive for drug
The legislation, originally introduced by Republicans in the state House and Senate, was roundly condemned by Democratic
Instead of going on a witch hunt to find welfare queens, that by in large do not exist -- Representative Farrington might want to consider spending our money on strengthening our social safety net. Maybe we can spend half a million dollars helping them instead of stigmatizing the poor. Just food for thought.
A key factor in the court's decision is that the state has failed to demonstrate "a more prevalent, unique, or different
Popular as it is, federal law doesn't allow states to require drug tests for food stamps or unemployment insurance. (States
"This new law has been on the books for years, yet LePage hasn't enforced it," Eves said, according to the Bangor Daily News
If Families First applicants answer "yes" on a three-question form about potential drug use, they'll be referred for urine