Drug Screenings For Welfare

By Ashley Michelle Williams It may be even harder for many Americans to get welfare as 23 states have, or are considering, enforcing stricter laws that would require welfare recipients to take drug tests. Yet, experts say that African-Americans are more likely to be impacted by these laws since they are vulnerable to welfare sanctions […]

ORLANDO, Florida — A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s new law that requires government assistance applicants to pass a drug test before receiving the benefits on Monday, saying it may violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. Also read: When I Studied Abroad: Morocco Also read: Best Places to Travel Alone: Australia Also […]

Ninety-eight percent of Florida’s welfare applicants passed a new mandatory drug screening that was implemented by the state. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in June that it is “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” drawing criticism from the ACLU and numerous Democrats who see the new drug-screening law as unconstitutional. Contrary to Scott’s […]

FLORIDA– Florida’s Governor Rick Scott signed legislation Tuesday requiring drug screenings for adults applying for welfare assistance.