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Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

State Bill Would Require Drug Test For Benefits

A lawmaker is demanding financial evidence to support a plan for government-sponsored drug-testing of laid-off-workers. The bill came up for debate in a legislative committee on Wednesday morning.

03/13/2013

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Older Workers A Large Part Of North Texas Unemployed

Just last week, the unemployment rate in Texas dropped from 9- to 8-percent and a good chunk of those unemployed are over the age of 50. Many are finding themselves in unknown territory, unsure how to make it in today’s marketplace.

05/23/2011

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Bill Would Require Drug Tests For Jobless Benefits

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require unemployed Texans to pass a drug test before collecting jobless benefits.

03/24/2011