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Arthur Delaney

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...

Supreme Court Smacks Down Rick Scott On Drug Testing

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required...

Arthur Delaney

Another Defeat For Rick Scott's Drug Testing Dreams | 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 ...

What Rick Scott Cost Taxpayers In 2012

Posted 12.31.2012 | Miami

Governor Rick Scott's long list of controversial legislation -- including tweaking the state's pension plans, require drug testing of those on welfare...

Romney Offers Faint Support For Rick Scott Scheme

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he does not disapprove of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's efforts to drug-test state workers...

Human Rights & Florida: Why just Cuba and Syria?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.08.2012 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

How come Tallahassee doesn't ban contracts with companies doing business with China, too? Why just Cuba and Syria? Silly question, because with a Chinese ban, virtually no businesses could do business with Florida governments.

Arthur Delaney

Rick Scott's Controversial Drug Testing Order Rebuked By Judge | 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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

Arthur Delaney

Nikki Haley's Exaggeration On Drug Testing The Jobless | 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...

Nikki Haley Wants To Drug Test People Who Apply For Unemployment Benefits | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday she wants to institute drug testing for people who apply for state unemployment benefits. "I so want drug testing," ...

ACLU: Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Law Is Unconstitutional

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to block Florida's new law requiring new welfare recipients to pass a drug test, filing the ...

Rick Scott Defends Mandatory Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

CNN | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying ...

ACLU Sues Rick Scott Over Mandatory Drug Testing For Florida State Workers

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing Florida Gov. Rick Scott over ordering drug testing for all state employees, regar...

Rick Scott Faces Challenge Over Decision To Make Drug Tests Mandatory For State Workers

Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott will soon be hit with legal challenges over his decision to make drug tests mandatory for...