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Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Date: April 9, 2009
By: Rebecca Layne
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Drug testing for welfare recipients who are suspected of doing illegal drugs was proposed by a bill that passed through the House to the Senate. RunTime:0:46
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Recipients who test positive for controlled substances would be ineligible for support for one year.

Republican Representative Tim Flook says people on welfare need to be held responsible.

 

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Description: We have to make decisions and comparisons between the $50 billion of tax-payer's dollars that we put in the last five years and with the services we've rendered. Is it too much to ask of an individual that we dont want you to use illegal drugs, that we want you to behave in a way that promotes you and your family and your society and behave in a way that allows me and others to come back and ask the public to continue to fund your program?

Representative Flook voted in favor of the bill, which was passed with 104 votes.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Rebecca Layne ... KSMU.