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Arthur Delaney

ANOTHER Bill To Drug Test The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another Republican politician has another proposal to drug test the unemployed. Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) said he "constantly" hear...

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...

Arthur Delaney

House Republicans Forget To Hold Hearing On Drug Testing The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

'The Witch Hunt Continues'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Arthur Delaney

Businesses Stick Up For The Jobless -- Against Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Arizona's business community has mobilized against an effort in the state legislature to make jobless Arizonans pee in cups in order to receive unempl...

What Are You People, on Dope?

Dave Pederson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Dave Pederson

Around the nation we have GOP politicians trying to con the masses into believing that the poor are sucking the system dry, all the while toking, snorting and shooting their days away on the tax payers' dollars.

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.

Romney: Controversial Plan Is An 'Excellent Idea'

AP | By BEN NEARY and IVAN MORENO | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their sid...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Arthur Delaney

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Dems Fire Back At GOP Proposals To Drug Test Jobless: 'You Pee In The Cup'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Michigan Wants To Drug Test Welfare Applicants

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.29.2011 | Detroit

Officials in Michigan's Department of Human Services want to bring back drug testing of welfare recipients, a controversial practice that Michigan cou...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans To The Unemployed: Pee In This Cup

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a debate on the floor of the House of Representatives this week, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) suggested the unemployed can't find jobs ...

Arthur Delaney

Party Leaders Quiet About Proposal To Drug Test The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Republicans proposed drug testing the unemployed last week, both Republican and Democratic leaders in Washington have been quiet o...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Jobs Bill Allows States To Drug-Test Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled legislation Friday that would cut 40 weeks from the duration of federal unem...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Congressman: Drug Test The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

A Republican congressman has proposed drug testing people who apply for unemployment insurance. The bill by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would requi...

Arthur Delaney

Nikki Haley's Exaggeration On Drug Testing The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) wants the jobless to pass a drug test before they can receive benefits, but she seems to have an exaggerated sense...