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Bill filed to drug test some welfare recipients



Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Gainesville, has filed a bill that would require convicted drug felons to take a drug test before they could receive welfare cash assistance. The bill, SB 556, and it's House companion, puts a campaign promise of Gov. Rick Scott's In the Works. Though Oelrich, a former Alachua County sheriff, didn't know it was on Scott's radar. Read more here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:25am]


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