The federal courts once again have to explain the US Constitution to Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
In July, Tennessee began a drug testing program for applicants to the state’s welfare program. Since then, just one person has tested positive out of more than 800.
Federal judge throws out Florida Gov. Rick Scott's welfare drug testing law.
In one of its last acts of the legislative session, the Michigan Senate passed a bill mandating drug testing for selected welfare applicants and recipients.
North Carolina's Republican Gov. Pat McCrory last month vetoed a welfare drug testing bill championed by his own party in the legislature
North Carolina Gov. Robert McCrory (R) Thursday vetoed a welfare drug testing bill pushed through the legislature by his Republican colleagues.
A bill that would require public benefits recipients to take a drug test upon suspicion they are using drugs passed won final approval in the North Carolina legislature late last week and now heads for the governor's desk.
Last year, Utah joined the handful of states that have passed laws mandating drug tests for people seeking welfare benefits.
The Texas legislature last week approved a bill that would require some applicants for unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing, but another bill that would have required drug testing for some welfare applicants (Senate Bill 11) died in the House after Democrats managed to block it from coming to a vote.
A bill that would have required Hoosier State welfare recipients to undergo drug testing based on a "reasonable suspicion" of drug use was killed Friday after the state Senate refused to act on it.