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Oklahoma Politicians Vote To Drug Test Themselves

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

By Steve Olafson Oklahoma legislators voted to subject themselves and politicians throughout the state to the same drug test they will require of ...

Arthur Delaney

OOPS! Jobless Drug Test Bill Would Trigger Huge Tax Hike | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress told states in February that they could make unemployed people pass drug tests in order to qualify for benefits. Arizona lawmak...

Ryan Braun: "Testing, 1, 2, 3..."

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.10.2012 | Sports
Rick Horowitz


Drug-Testing Welfare Recipients: A Trend With No Traction

Rachel Bloom | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Rachel Bloom

Two months into the state legislative session, not a single welfare drug testing bill has passed into law. In fact, in state after state these bills are dying, in part due to the high costs of implementing such laws.

Arthur Delaney

First State Advances Jobless Drug Tests After Congress' Green Light | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

The Arizona State Senate approved a bill this week to require people laid off through no fault of their own to prove they're not on drugs in order to ...

The Reputation Assassination of Ryan Braun

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 05.06.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

There is not one legitimate shred of valid forensic evidence to prove Braun is guilty -- yet he stands accused by both baseball and public opinion with an axe over his head.

Arthur Delaney

Lawmakers Get A Pass In Bill To Drug Test Florida State Workers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

A Florida state lawmaker is pushing a bill requiring state agencies to test their workers for drugs. But the bill wouldn't mandate testing for all pub...

Arthur Delaney

Huge Disagreement On Who Gets Tested In Jobless Drug Testing Bill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats disagree sharply over how many workers will wind up peeing in cups as a result of a payroll tax cut compromise...

Arthur Delaney

Payroll Tax Deal Would Allow Drug Testing, Reduce Unemployment To 73 Weeks [UPDATE] | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The maximum duration of unemployment insurance would gradually fall from 99 weeks to 73 weeks over the course of the year under the payr...

Arthur Delaney

Democrats' Fake Unemployment Compromise | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the U.S. Senate this week firmly rejected GOP proposals to drug-test the jobless, but they signaled a new willingness to co...

Dave Jamieson

West Va. Gov Wants To Drug Test Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

Drug testing for miners has become a crucial component of the safety legislation under consideration in West Virginia in the wake of the Upper Big Bra...

The Daily Show Brilliantly Shows Hypocrisy of Lawmakers Drug Testing the Poor for Benefits

Tony Newman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Tony Newman

The Daily Show has done the best journalism to date on the growing trend of opportunistic lawmakers introducing legislation to drug test people who receive unemployment benefits.

Daily Show Targets Contentious Florida Law

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

The Daily Show went after Florida's highly debated welfare drug testing law in a Thursday night segment featuring state Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood)...

Arthur Delaney

Indiana Lawmakers Advance Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants And Themselves | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

The Indiana House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would drug test people who apply for welfare, along with members of the Indiana Gene...

Arthur Delaney

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one o...

Anna Staver

Another State Wants Drug Testing For Unemployed | Anna Staver | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Virginia Republicans are the latest to advance drug testing for the poor and jobless as a half-dozen bills requiring the needy and unemployed to prove...

Arthur Delaney

In South Carolina, The Plot To 'Welfarize' Unemployment Insurance | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republicans in South Carolina, including the presidential candidates campaigning there this week, think Thomas Ritter should have to...

Arthur Delaney

Georgia Republican's Ironic Drunk Driving Arrest Won't Stop Welfare Drug Testing Bills | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

A Georgia lawmaker's ironic drunk driving arrest is unlikely to slow local Republican efforts to drug test the poor and unemployed. State Rep. Kip...

State Rep Who Backed Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Arrested For DUI

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Kip Smith, a Republican state congressman from Georgia and sponsor of a bill that would have submitted all welfare recipients to random drug testing, ...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Fire Back At GOP Proposals To Drug Test Jobless: 'You Pee In The Cup' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The past year has seen an unprecedented wave of Republican bills to drug test the poor and jobless. It also saw a smaller wave of Democratic bills tha...

Arthur Delaney

1 Percent Of Indiana Job Applicants Fail Drug Tests | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Just 1 percent of participants in an Indiana workforce training program failed their drug tests, according to the state's Department of Workforce Deve...

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.

Is Peeing in a Little Plastic Cup Violating Your Constitutional Rights?

Bethany St. James | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Bethany St. James

Drug testing isn't unconstitutional, but what should be unconstitutional is blowing tax dollars on assisting individuals who knowingly break the law -- criminals.

America: A Land of Hope, Not Humiliation

Sen. Mazie Hirono | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Sen. Mazie Hirono

Republicans in Washington deliver a punch in the gut to the dignity and decency of unemployed Americans who want to work, but cannot find it.

Arthur Delaney

Top Dem On GOP Unemployment Reform: 'The Wrong Side Of Ridiculous' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat in Congress on Tuesday mocked a Republican bill that would slash extended unemployment benefits and allow states to dru...