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Scott defends drug law, says it's for the children



The Times/Herald caught up with Gov. Rick Scott for a minute today inside the Capitol. Here's his reaction to news that the ACLU of Florida is challenging the state law that requires welfare recipients to pass a drug test (It was one of his campaign promises):

"This is for the benefit of children," Scott said. "Welfare is for the benefit of children and the money should go to the benefit of children. This makes all the sense in the world."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 4:57pm]


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