Welfare Drug Testing

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Drug Tests, Texting Bans On 1st Day Of Bill Filing

Drug testing for welfare recipients and another crack at a statewide texting-while-driving ban are among bills lawmakers are filing ahead of the first legislative session under Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.

11/11/2014

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Welfare Applicants Subject To Drug Testing Under New Bill

Some Texas applicants for welfare would be subjected to drug testing and would be permanently cut off if they fail three times under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate.

04/10/2013