Tue., February 26, 2013 4:16pm
A federal appeals court has upheld a temporary ban on a Florida law requiring drug testing of welfare recipients. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Tuesday that a lower court was right to temporarily halt enforcement of Florida's drug-testing program. The opinion says the state had failed to show a "substantial special need" for the testing.
Sat., June 2, 2012 8:53am
Georgia's Labor Department is asking employers and others to turn in people collecting unemployment benefits who fail drug screenings, but so far the agency has gotten no complaints.
Thu., April 26, 2012 3:00pm
The President of the University of Georgia says more stringent drug tests should be required for student athletes nationwide.
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.