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Welfare Drug Testing

States Continue Welfare Drug Tests Despite Underwhelming Results

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

This summer marked the first anniversary of Tennessee's welfare drug testing program -- and so far, the results are somewhat typical of welfare ...

Maine's Welfare Drug Tests Caught Just One Person, And That's Typical

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early results are in for a new welfare drug testing regime in Maine: They caught the guy. From April through June, the state only att...

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GOP's Big Government Welfare Reforms | 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 ...

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Wisconsin GOP Advances Bills Controlling How People On Welfare Eat And Pee | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

Legislation approved by the Wisconsin State Assembly on Wednesday would require drug screening for poor people in the state who want public benefits a...

Rick Scott's 'Ugly Attack' Comes To An End

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to su...

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12 More States Are Considering Drug Testing Welfare Applicants | 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 ...

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Wisconsin Governor Backs Down On Food Stamp Drug Tests | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) had previously said he wanted to fight the Obama administration over drug tests for food stamp recipient...

Maine Moves Forward With Welfare Drug Testing

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- 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...

Critics: Kids Will Be Ultimate Victims Of Michigan's Welfare Drug-Testing Program

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

A new Michigan law that creates a suspicion-based, drug-testing pilot program for welfare recipients has been condemned by state groups and lawmakers ...

Maybe We Shouldn't Waste Money on Drug Testing Michigan Welfare Recipients

Nick Norton | Posted 02.07.2015 | Detroit
Nick Norton

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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Federal Court Rules Against Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal court has ruled once again that Florida's short-lived effort to drug test all welfare applicants violated their constitutional...

Scott Walker Wants To Fight Feds Over Welfare Drug Tests

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has come out in favor of making poor people prove they're not on drugs if they want food stamps or unemp...

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This Week In Making Poor People Pee | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced this week that certain poor people in the state will have to relieve themselves if they want to get...

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The Latest State To Make Poor People Pass Drug Tests | 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 ...

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Rick Scott Has Pissed Away $400,000 Defending His Drug Test Schemes | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has spent nearly $400,000 in taxpayer dollars defending his various drug testing schemes, the American Civil...

Rick Scott Is STILL Trying To Drug Test Poor People With Kids

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

His push to drug-test poor people with children has already been rejected by federal courts, but Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) isn't taking "No, tha...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Law Mandating Drug Tests For Welfare

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

Dec 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the co...

11 Imaginary Republican Enemies That Could Give Bigfoot A Run For Its Money

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

There is no hard evidence that Bigfoot exists, but that hasn't kept cable television networks from feeding the American public shows happy to pretend it does.

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Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. ...

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...

GOP's Money-Eating Sham Is A Huge Failure

Salon | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

The Republican Party may generally be short on policy ideas, but there is one with which it has long been enraptured: drug tests for those receiving g...

Welfare Drug Tests Flop In Utah

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Utah's welfare drug testing scheme has yielded only a dozen positive results since the program started last year, though it may have deterred some fro...

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Republican Governor Vetoes Welfare Drug Test Bill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welfare drug tests won't take their place alongside abortion restrictions and voter identification requirements in North Carolina's rece...

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Republicans Want To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're n...

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Rick Perry Wants Jobless To Pee In Cups | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is expected to sign a law requiring some unemployment claimants to pass drug tests, the Associated Press repor...