Drug Tests

At Least Eight States Have Already Considered Welfare Drug Tests This Year

In the first few weeks of the new legislative sessions, lawmakers in at least 8 states have proposed bills to impose drug tests on applicants to family safety net programs.

Georgia's Political Cudgel Against the Poor: Drug Testing

Georgia followed Florida's example in forcing safety-net recipients to get drug tests, despite the fact that neither law is likely to stand up in court. Why? Because actual policymaking was never the point.

Georgia Asks Employers to Rat Out Job Seekers Who Fail Drug Tests

The state's one of several that's using hyped up fears about drugs to weaken unemployment insurance programs.