Thu., March 29, 2012 4:01pm
Protesters rallied on the Capitol steps Thursday morning. They are upset about the possible passage of a bill that would require welfare recipients to pass a drug test. The bill would require parents who apply for public assistance to pay for and pass a random $17 dollar drug test in order to receive benefits.
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.
Fri., November 4, 2011 8:39am
Two Georgia lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would require people to pass a drug test to receive welfare. State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, and state Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, said they hope lawmakers consider the plan next year.
Sat., February 20, 2010 10:36am
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Tue., July 28, 2009 1:43pm
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