Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Passes In Louisiana House
This proposal has been the subject of great controversy and has been rejected in the past. Now the plan for drug testing welfare recipients has finally passed 65-26 in the House. The next step is Senate.
Republican Rep. Sherman Mack's bill would require 20 percent of adults who receive aid through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program to be drug-tested. Anyone who tests positive would be required to receive drug treatment to continue getting welfare.
Supporters say they want to make sure welfare checks pay for family needs. Opponents say the proposal unfairly assumes poor mothers are more likely to be on drugs than others who receive taxpayer-funded aid. --KTBS/Associated Press
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