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Arthur Delaney

GOP's Big Government Welfare Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican party generally favors individual liberty, but a predilection for big government looms large if individuals happen to be ...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Scott's Drug Testing Dreams Are Pisstory

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has apparently reached the end of his quest to make state workers and welfare recipients provide urine to pr...

Arthur Delaney

12 More States Are Considering Drug Testing Welfare Applicants

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just 37 out of more than 16,000 welfare applicants failed drug tests during six months of testing in Tennessee, The Tennessean reported ...

Arthur Delaney

The Latest State To Make Poor People Pass Drug Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Poor people in Tennessee better get ready to forfeit bodily fluids if they want welfare benefits. A new law taking effect this week ...

North Carolina Republicans Override Welfare Drug Test Veto

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

The North Carolina GOP is having a big fight over making poor people pee in cups. First, Republicans in the state legislature, with some Democrati...

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Introduced In Congress

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To fight the specter of poor people spending taxpayer money on drugs, a Republican congressman has reintroduced legislation to make welf...

Arthur Delaney

State Advances Plan To Drug Test Welfare Applicants, Public Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Kansas state Senate on Thursday passed a bill to require applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits to undergo drug tests, as well as certai...

Arthur Delaney

Another Defeat For Rick Scott's Drug Testing Dreams

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's injunction on Tuesday against Florida's effort to make welfare applicants pee in cups to prove they're ...

Poor People Have Rights Too

Rachel Bloom | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rachel Bloom

Why are we drug testing anyone who isn't flying an airplane? Why poor people in particular? The last thing we need are laws forcing poor people to give up their most basic constitutional rights.