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Bill Approved to Drug Trust Welfare Recepients

The Michigan Senate Thursday approved a bill setting up a pilot program that would allow for suspicion-based drug test of welfare recipients. The Republican sponsored bill was approved along party lines, with Democrats opposing. Under the proposal, the program would be set up in three counties, although those counties have not yet been selected. The bill includes a half  million dollars in state spending to pay for the drug tests. Tests would be required if a recipient was suspected of taking illegal drugs. If they refuse to be tested, or fail the test, they would lose benefits.

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