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Don't Drug Test Welfare Recipients

Monday, 31 Mar 2014 03:04 PM

By S.E. Cupp

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Mississippi Republicans are following in the footsteps of many Republican lawmakers before them in trying to tie drug testing to federal assistance. A bill passed the state House earlier this year and the state Senate last week — and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant promptly signed it into law.
 
This is a huge mistake. I say that as someone who’s suspicious of welfare programs and sympathetic to conservatives’ big-government concerns.
 
Similar legislation has passed elsewhere and is being considered in half the states; it’s also been struck down in federal courts. Whether Mississippi or other states will be able to overcome the legal arguments is anyone's guess.
 
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