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New drug tests for welfare applicants face hurdles, questions

June 30, 2011|By Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel

A new state law requiring all welfare applicants to be drug-tested goes into effect today — even as opponents say the statute is riddled with problems and will not withstand a legal challenge.

It also could end up creating an expensive court battle for the Department of Children and Families — the state agency charged with administering the federally funded welfare program — in a year when the department already has made $48 million in cutbacks.

For full article: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-06-30/health/os-drug-tests-welfare-20110630_1_tests-for-welfare-applicants-welfare-recipients-drug-testing-law


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