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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Are you on drugs AND welfare? Urine trouble

The Missouri Senate is very close to voting on a measure that would deny welfare to people who fail a drug test, the Columbia Tribune reports. The House has already passed the bill, but the Senate's version has an additional wrinkle:

During a discussion of whether the bill would require the department to also investigate the welfare recipient as a child abuser, supporters said the requirement was automatic. But Sen. Luann Ridgeway, R-Smithville, wanted to make sure and added the provision requiring the investigation.

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