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Drug Testing

The Missing Link From Every Jobless Drug Testing Proposal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Every proposal to make unemployed people pee in cups in order to receive benefits, it seems, follows the same pattern: Businesses complain of job appl...

Arthur Delaney

Another State Takes Up Bill To Drug Test The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Arkansas lawmakers are debating a proposal to make unemployed people pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs in order to qualify for benefits. St...

John Celock

‘Ultraconservative Utopia' Would Include Drug Testing The Poor & Unemployed | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers seeking to abolish income taxes and stymie unions in Kansas think it might also be worthwhile to make the poor and unemployed pee in cups to...

Chelsea Kiene

New Hampshire GOP: Want Welfare? Take A Drug Test | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

New Hampshire state Republicans have introduced a bill with a strict message for welfare applicants: If you can't pass a drug test, you won't receive ...

It Makes No Sense to Drug Test People Who Apply for Government Financial Assistance

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Derek Rosenfeld

There are all sorts of benefits people can get without having to be drug tested, but it seems that these lawmakers are set on attacking the most poor and vulnerable groups.

Drug Testing Unemployment Measures On Tap In More States

Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

-- Oklahoma State Rep. Dustin Roberts (R-Durant) has filed legislation to drug test people who apply for unemployment insurance. It's all about confro...

Drug Testing The Downtrodden Costs Money

Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

Politicians across the country like the idea of drug testing people seeking welfare, unemployment insurance, or state-funded job training programs, so...

Drug Testing The Downtrodden -- So Hot Right Now

Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

Drug testing the poor and unemployed has been a popular idea lately. Now that most state legislatures are back in session for the new year, we may be ...

Arthur Delaney

Jan Brewer Calls For Drug Testing Scheme That Has Flopped Elsewhere | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) wants enrollees in the state's job-training programs to prove they're not on drugs. A recent executive order creating ...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Testing Unemployment Measures To Get Boost In State Legislatures | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

States will soon try to fulfill the Republican goal of making unemployed people pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. Last February, congressi...

U.S. Shot Putter May Land Gold Medal Eight Years Later

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.06.2012 | Sports

Thanks to new technology that reveals more steroid cheats, Adam Nelson may win the 2004 Olympics shot put more than eight years after he finished seco...

Pissing Away Taxpayer Money in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

In Texas, we pay welfare moms with three kids $260 a month. In other words, our welfare moms don't have enough money to buy drugs or enough time to take them. But don't worry, Rick Perry has a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

Arthur Delaney

Drug Test Rick Perry, Says Texas Democrat | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

If Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and jobless to prove they're not on drugs in order to receive benefits, then Perry should have to pee in a...

Rick Perry Calls For Drug-Testing The Poor And Jobless

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and unemployed to prove they're not on drugs in order to be eligible to receive benefits from the government....

500 'Dangerous' Inmates Face Release After Drug Lab Scandal

AP | LINDSEY ANDERSON | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- About 300 to 500 defendants, including some "pretty dangerous people," may be released into Boston streets because of the alleged mishandlin...

Angels at Risk: Brilliant Bottom Line Basics for October

Susie Spain | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

The drinkers and the designated drivers almost always have secrets because they are trying to find their way. Remember that they are still kids, remember how quickly they can get lost.

Amtrak Watchdog: Dangerous Conditions Are Being Overlooked

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The conductors, mechanics and engineers who operate Amtrak's trains have been testing positive for drugs and alcohol more and more frequ...

What Stoners and Mitt Romney Have in Common

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Every smart weed smoker knows that while you're applying for jobs, it's best to stay clean. While all smokers have unique remedies they swear to when ...

Missouri School District To Begin Drug Testing Students

Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

About 80 percent of Maryville School District’s 700 middle and high school students will be subject to random drug testing this coming school year, ...

Arthur Delaney

House Republicans Forget To Hold Hearing On Drug Testing The Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives appear to have forgotten to hold their hearing on the allegedly widespread problem of drug u...

Arthur Delaney

Georgia Unemployment Based On Shoddy Data | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Florida might be a bad influence on Georgia. For the second time in a year, Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly have imitated their neighbo...

Arthur Delaney

Company Allegedly Ordered Drug Test Before Helping Injured Worker | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

A Texas-based cement company denied on Monday that it ordered a drug test before calling paramedics last year after a employee hurt himself in a fall....

Arthur Delaney

'The Witch Hunt Continues' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Georgia businesses have complained recently that they have had trouble finding workers who can pass drug tests. But since February, when the Georgia D...

Romney Offers Faint Support For Rick Scott Scheme

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he does not disapprove of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's efforts to drug-test state workers...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Scott's Controversial Drug Testing Order Rebuked By Judge | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) violated the Constitution last year when he ordered drug testing for state government worke...