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Civil liberties advocates say this kind of legislation perpetuates harmful stereotypes about poor people.
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A senior Republican says it's the compassionate thing to do.
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Few welfare recipients test positive for drug use.
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The reason for the apparent contradiction is that conservative welfare reform boosters start from the premise that assistance
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Republicans in the state legislature have been looking to avoid enacting some of the cuts proposed earlier this year by Gov
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Most drug testing proposals target Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the federal program most closely associated with
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A Walker spokeswoman said that instead of just imposing the drug tests, the governor's forthcoming budget proposal will seek
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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.
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"We must ensure that our tax dollars do not enable the continuation of a drug addiction," LePage said last year. WASHINGTON
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While those in favor of the pilot program said it would protect children whose parents are abusing drugs, others like American
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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.
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"It’s become a costly and embarrassing boondoggle for Floridians," Florida ACLU staff attorney Shalini Goel Agarwal said
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Popular as it is, federal law doesn't allow states to require drug tests for food stamps or unemployment insurance. (States
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Tennessee began a drug test program in July and recently announced its findings from the first month. Of more than 800 people
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Mississippi was also supposed to start drug-screening welfare applicants this week, but civil liberties advocates there persuaded