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Drug testing of Florida employees may spark legal showdown



How much do Florida taxpayers have a right to know about public employees?

By signing an executive order last week that requires drug testing for many current state workers and job applicants, Gov. Rick Scott is betting the public is entitled to know a lot.

Legal scholars say the governor has overreached, and that his order contradicts what many consider to be settled law regarding drug testing of government employees.

Both sides appear headed for a legal showdown. (story here)

[Last modified: Monday, March 28, 2011 12:32am]


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