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David Dewhurst. (Credit: Getty Images)

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

Texas State Capitol

Senate Committee Approves Drug Testing For Welfare Benefits

The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a bill to require drug screening before receiving welfare.

03/26/2013

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

Drug Tests For Texas Welfare & Unemployment Applicants?

Top Texas republicans are calling for some legal changes to the state’s welfare and unemployment benefit programs. Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst want to require mandatory drug screenings for applicants.

CBSDFW.COM–11/13/2012

Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst making calls on behalf of Dewhurst's senate campaign the day before his runoff election with rival Ted Cruz. (Jack Fink/CBSDFW)

Perry & Dewhurst To Discuss Welfare Reform

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst are teaming up on Tuesday for a rare joint press conference to discuss reforms for welfare and unemployment insurance.

11/13/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

iPhone (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Big W)

Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012