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PolitiFact Florida: Was Florida the first to require drug testing for welfare?

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September

"Hooray for Florida !!!!"

A recent chain e-mail cheers on Florida's new law requiring drug-testing for welfare applicants: "Great going, Florida. You set the stage for the other 49 States to join! Kudos to Republican Governor Rick Scott for having the correctness and guts to move forward on this critical issue ! ... Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare!"

Our eyes lit upon the message's first factual claim: "Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare!" 

Is this true? PolitiFact Florida checked it out.

[Last modified: Friday, September 30, 2011 4:52pm]

    

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