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
Most drug testing proposals target Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the federal program most closely associated with
A Walker spokeswoman said that instead of just imposing the drug tests, the governor's forthcoming budget proposal will seek
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.
"We must ensure that our tax dollars do not enable the continuation of a drug addiction," LePage said last year. WASHINGTON