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Florida Drug Testing

State GOP Lawmaker Wants To Drug Test Florida's Elected Officials

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would require the state's public officials and judges to submit to drug testing -- or resign their positions,...

Scott Seeks Supreme Court Review Of Worker Drug Tests

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) plans to take his fight to randomly drug test state employees to the Supreme Court. According to the AP, Scott was told...

Court Weighs In On Rick Scott Drug Testing

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 29 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Florida Governor Rick Scott ca...

Supporter Of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Charged In DUI

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A Georgia state lawmaker who supported legislation to drug test welfare recipients was arrested last week, suspected of driving under the influence, R...

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

Georgia Unemployment Based On Shoddy Data

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Rick Scott's Controversial Drug Testing Order Rebuked By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Arthur Delaney

The Bad Research Behind Georgia's Welfare Drug Testing Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a law last week that will soon require welfare applicants to pay for drug tests and pass them in order to be eligi...

Should Parents Who Receive Child Support Be Drug Tested?

Posted 04.13.2012 | Divorce

On Thursday, Iowa State Sen. Mark Chelgren proposed a measure that would require a parent who receives child support payments to submit to drug tests ...

GOP Lawmaker Introduces Drug Testing For Child Support Measure

Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

Iowa State Sen. Mark Chelgren introduced a measure Thursday that would have required parents receiving child support to submit to drug tests at the re...

Rick Scott Signs Controversial Drug Testing Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed a controversial bill Monday allowing random drug testing of state workers. Scott signed the bill, which is l...

Romney Praises Rick Scott's 'Excellent Idea'

Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

A bill for drug testing welfare recipients has recently been on the table in Georgia, and at a campaign stop in Atlanta Mitt Romney told the NBC affil...

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

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...

The Tea Party: The First Mass Uprising Against the Masses

David Morris | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
David Morris

The lack of empathy for what Occupy Wall Street would call the 99% is manifest wherever Tea Party Republicans come to power.

Judge Hands Rick Scott Initiative A Setback

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida's new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving bene...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Scott Backs Drug Testing Welfare Recipients, Public Workers And Himself

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is standing by his state's new policy of drug testing welfare recipients even after the American Civil Liberties Union cha...