Pro-Trump Governor Moving To Drug Test Welfare Recipients

  • 12/05/2017
  • Source: NY Post
  • by: Mark Moore
Pro-Trump Governor Moving To Drug Test Welfare Recipients
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is pushing a plan to make his state the first to drug-test adults applying for food stamps, a plan that courts have shot down as unconstitutional, according to a report Tuesday.

Walker, a Republican, has resurrected a measure approved by the GOP-controlled Legislature two years ago but has sat dormant because it violates federal rules about imposing extra eligibility requirements for food stamps recipients, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

A federal appeals court in 2014 shot down Florida’s attempt to drug-test recipients, saying it violates the constitutional protections against unreasonable searches.

Walker, a presidential candidate in 2016, approved a rule change to implement the testing and forwarded it to the Legislature for review, the newspaper reported.
 Source: NY Post

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