drug testing

Rep. Van Hollen: Drug Tests For Unemployed 'Insulting'

Via Think Progress, it's nice to hear the occasional congress critter who's still speaking sense. And in this case, Chris Van Hollen couldn't be more right. The Republicans will throw up any smokescreen they can to obscure the fact that they

Columnist Offers To Fund Drug Tests For Florida Lawmakers

Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wednesday that he would be willing to pay for drug tests for the Florida lawmakers who voted to drug test welfare recipients. "Interestingly, the governor's pee-in-the-cup mandate

Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Costs More Than It Saves

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to test welfare recipients for drugs is costing the state money, despite his claims that the program would actually save tax dollars. A WFTV investigation found that out of the 40 recipients tested by

Florida's Governor Rick Scott Takes 'Big Government' To New Heights: Forcing Welfare Recipients To Pay For Their Own Drug Tests

As Rachel Maddow explained here, in states from Michigan, to Missouri to Florida, Republicans have been doing everything in their power to make their states as unresponsive to the needs of the poor and the unemployed as possible and to make sure the economy in their states do not improve in the process. But Florida Governor Rick Scott has managed to take that to a new low with a bill to drug test welfare recipients