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A bill on drug-testing faces an uphill road.
A bill on drug-testing faces an uphill road.
January 23, 2016

Governor Comes Out Against Welfare Drug-Testing

A bill mandating drug-testing before receiving government aid has picked up one prominent opponent. Following on reporting on HB 1076, the Rapid City Journal reported that Governor Dennis Daugaard felt it was wasteful and insulting. Proponents do not want government money to subsidize drug use.

Seven states have implemented drug testing for benefits. The results posted to show only a fraction of 1% of the tests coming up positive.

Further stories from the legislature can be found through our resource page.

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