Mon., April 16, 2012 3:30pm
Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Monday a bill requiring drug tests for applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as welfare. Opponents plan to file a lawsuit blocking the measure soon after it goes into effect on July 1.
Fri., March 30, 2012 1:08am
A bill that would require welfare recipients to take a drug test before receiving benefits is headed to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. Opponents say the measure is unconstitutional but supporters say it’s fair and lawful.
Tue., March 27, 2012 7:11pm
Georgia lawmakers have passed a bill that would require welfare recipients to take a drug test before receiving benefits. GOP supporters of the measure say it would save taxpayers money but opponents say it’s unconstitutional and uncharitable.
Tue., December 20, 2011 5:32pm
Among the potential casualties of budget cutting in Washington are programs in Georgia that help women break their drug addiction and find work. The programs have helped thousands of Georgia women, but Congress has not provided more than $20 million the state uses to fund them
Wed., November 16, 2011 11:37am
Georgia license plates soon may all read "In God We Trust" and parents who apply for federal financial assistance might have to take drug tests under proposed legislation filed by state lawmakers.
Fri., November 4, 2011 3:20pm
A proposed law would require people receiving TANF benefits be drug tested. Applicants would have to pay for the screening. Money would be refunded to drug free but not those who test positive.