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Florida Will Be The First State To Drug Test Welfare Recipients

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Governor Rick Scott of Florida has signed legislation that will require people applying for government assistance to pass a drug screening. This is expected to be challenged very soon.

The bill was a priority of the governor and is now in the National public light. Many states agree and would like to implement this in their own states, while others oppose the legislation outright.

Should the government shell out millions in assistance to people who are using illegal drugs? This has gotten pushback and been reversed in Michigan in 1999. An appeals court ruled it unconstitutional.

The government is not saying that these people can not use drugs, it is only saying that they can not use drugs while getting government welfare assistance.

Is this unreasonable?

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