Welfare

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida House Passes New Restrictions On Welfare

A bill that limits what items can be purchased with state welfare funds has passed in the Florida House.

CBS4–03/02/2012

Florida Capitol

Bill Would Limit Welfare Fund Use

A bill that would limit what items could be purchased with state welfare funds is making headway in the Florida Senate.

CBS4–02/05/2012

Courtroom Generic Gavel

Fed. Judge Halts Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

A Florida federal judge has stopped one of Governor Rick Scott’s signature pieces of legislation requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test.

CBS4–10/24/2011

Drug Tests

Welfare Drug Tests Show Less Than 1% Of Applicants Tested Positive

The first figures are in for the recently mandated welfare drug tests and officials say it’s very difficult to draw accurate conclusions on it effectiveness.

CBS4–10/11/2011

Drug Tests

ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Welfare Drug Tests

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed suit in federal court against a new state law that requires welfare recipients to pass a drug test.

CBS4–09/07/2011

Rick Scott

Gov. Scott Signs Welfare Drug Testing Into Law

Expect challenges to a bill signed by Governor Rick Scott which will require welfare applicants to undergo drug testing.

CBS4–05/31/2011

Drug Testing

Fl. Senate Approves Welfare Drug Testing

A bill from the Florida Legislature that will require drug testing of welfare applicants is heading to Governor Rick Scott’s desk after it passed the Florida Senate on a straight party-line vote.

CBS4–05/05/2011

(Source: AP)

Fla. Welfare Drug Testing May Get State Funding

The Senate Budget Committee’s chairman says he’ll try to find state dollars to reimburse welfare applicants who pass drug tests that would be required by pending legislation

04/16/2011

Drug Vials

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Advances

A Florida Senate bill requiring new applicants for a form of welfare assistance to get drug tests at their own expense moved forward Wednesday.

CBS4–04/13/2011

Gov.-elect Rick Scott speaks at a breakfast before his inauguration.  (Source: CBS)

Random Drug Tests For State Workers Ordered By Gov. Scott

State workers will now have to submit to random drug testing under a new executive order signed by Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday.

CBS4–03/23/2011

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