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Emily Swanson

Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Perry Wants Jobless To Pee In Cups

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Rick Perry Wins One Drug Testing Battle, Loses Another

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 22 (Reuters) - Texas came a step closer to requiring some applicants for unemployment benefits ...

Drug Testing Drama Prompts State Legislature To Make Interesting Choice

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

As drug testing bills aimed at the poor and jobless have entered several state legislatures this year, one group of lawmakers decided Monday to extend...

John Celock

State One Step Closer To Drug Testing Applicants, Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Leg...

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...

Arthur Delaney

Georgia Drug-Testing Scheme Nabs Just One Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

For the past year, the Georgia Department of Labor has encouraged Georgia businesses to alert the agency if a job applicant fails a drug test, so tha...

The Missing Link From Every Jobless Drug Testing Proposal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Every proposal to make unemployed people pee in cups in order to receive benefits, it seems, follows the same pattern: Businesses complain of job appl...

Arthur Delaney

Another State Takes Up Bill To Drug Test The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Arkansas lawmakers are debating a proposal to make unemployed people pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs in order to qualify for benefits. St...

John Celock

‘Ultraconservative Utopia' Would Include Drug Testing The Poor & Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers seeking to abolish income taxes and stymie unions in Kansas think it might also be worthwhile to make the poor and unemployed pee in cups to...

Drug Testing The Downtrodden -- So Hot Right Now

Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

Drug testing the poor and unemployed has been a popular idea lately. Now that most state legislatures are back in session for the new year, we may be ...

Arthur Delaney

Jan Brewer Calls For Drug Testing Scheme That Has Flopped Elsewhere

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) wants enrollees in the state's job-training programs to prove they're not on drugs. A recent executive order creating ...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Testing Unemployment Measures To Get Boost In State Legislatures

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

States will soon try to fulfill the Republican goal of making unemployed people pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. Last February, congressi...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Test Rick Perry, Says Texas Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

If Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and jobless to prove they're not on drugs in order to receive benefits, then Perry should have to pee in a...

Rick Perry Calls For Drug-Testing The Poor And Jobless

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and unemployed to prove they're not on drugs in order to be eligible to receive benefits from the government....

Arthur Delaney

West Virginia To Drug Test Enrollees In Workplace Training Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) issued an executive order Tuesday that will soon require West Virginians enrolled in state job training progra...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Pushes Workplace Drug Testing, But Not For Everybody

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government wants businesses to drug test their workers to boost productivity and reduce health care costs, according to the 2012 Nat...

Arthur Delaney

OOPS! Jobless Drug Test Bill Would Trigger Huge Tax Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress told states in February that they could make unemployed people pass drug tests in order to qualify for benefits. Arizona lawmak...

Arthur Delaney

First State Advances Jobless Drug Tests After Congress' Green Light

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

The Arizona State Senate approved a bill this week to require people laid off through no fault of their own to prove they're not on drugs in order to ...

Arthur Delaney

Lawmakers Get A Pass In Bill To Drug Test Florida State Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

A Florida state lawmaker is pushing a bill requiring state agencies to test their workers for drugs. But the bill wouldn't mandate testing for all pub...

Arthur Delaney

Huge Disagreement On Who Gets Tested In Jobless Drug Testing Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats disagree sharply over how many workers will wind up peeing in cups as a result of a payroll tax cut compromise...

Arthur Delaney

In South Carolina, The Plot To 'Welfarize' Unemployment Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republicans in South Carolina, including the presidential candidates campaigning there this week, think Thomas Ritter should have to...

Arthur Delaney

Georgia Republican's Ironic Drunk Driving Arrest Won't Stop Welfare Drug Testing Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

A Georgia lawmaker's ironic drunk driving arrest is unlikely to slow local Republican efforts to drug test the poor and unemployed. State Rep. Kip...