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Ohio Lawmakers Could Face Random Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

While Republicans insist on accountability from people receiving public assistance, they won't require the same from themselves. MORE  

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wants Drug Tests for Welfare, Unemployment Recipients

By Paul Gaita

Scott Walker would like to emulate the failure of his fellow conservative governors. MORE  

Texas Will Keep Pushing For Welfare Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite overwhelming evidence that drug testing welfare recipients doesn't work, the Lone Star State will push ahead with its own program anyway. MORE  

Tennessee's Welfare Drug Testing Program Fails Miserably

By McCarton Ackerman

Yet another conservative state is wasting taxpayer dollars on ineffective policy. MORE  

Maine To Begin Testing Convicted Drug Felons Applying For Welfare

By McCarton Ackerman

Unlike other states testing all welfare recipients, Maine will focus only on felons. MORE  

Failure to Launch: North Carolina Drug Test Program Fizzles

By Paul Gaita

A lack of funding and an overwhelming backlog of applications has stalled the testing program before it could begin. MORE  

Revised Mississippi Welfare Law Could Punish Children of Addicts

By McCarton Ackerman

The proposed law would cut off welfare benefits for children if their parents test dirty. MORE  

Another Conservative State, Another Failed Drug Testing Program

By McCarton Ackerman

Georgia's plan to drug test food stamp recipients was rejected by the feds. But will they go the full Don Quixote like Florida's Gov. Rick Scott? MORE  

Michigan Senate Approves Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite the stigmatization of welfare recipients and the failure of testing programs in other states, Michigan went ahead and passed the bill anyway. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Lamar Odom's drug dealers may have robbed Khloe Kardashian, third graders caught smoking pot in school, D.C. decriminalizes weed, and Oregon couple tries burning down pizza place with hootch. MORE  

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