Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Texas Governor Perry endorsed a state law to require a first-ever mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients and those receiving unemployment assistance.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst endorsed a change yesterday in state law to require a first-ever mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients and those receiving unemployment assistance.
 Photo: GOOD MOVE - OUR 23rd STATE: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst endorsed a change yesterday in state law to require a first-ever mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients and those receiving unemployment assistance. 
Texas is now the 23rd state which has either implemented a similar change or is considering it. The law would keep welfare recipients from spending money on illegal drugs, instead of necessary living expenses for which it is intended.
Drug users who flunked a mandatory test would be disqualified from receiving benefits for up to 12 months, but could qualify for treatment programs. 80 percent of Texas employers are now requiring drug-testing of employees and prospective employees. The measure is opposed by the ACLU, Moveon and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
Texas 
is now the 23rd state which has either implemented a similar change or is considering it. The law would keep welfare recipients from spending money on illegal drugs, instead of necessary living expenses for which it is intended.
Drug users who flunked a mandatory test would be disqualified from receiving benefits for up to 12 months, but could qualify for treatment programs. 80 percent of Texas employers are now requiring drug-testing of employees and prospective employees. The measure is opposed by the ACLU, Moveon and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Source

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