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Proposal to drug test welfare applicants returns to Florida

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A bill that would require Florida welfare applicants with prior drug-related convictions to submit to mandatory drug testing was advanced by a House panel on Tuesday over the objections of Democrats who view the move as unconstitutional. The measure considered Tuesday would also require applicants suspected of being on drugs to pay for the drug test before they can receive cash assistance from the government. Under the bill, applicants who pass the test are reimbursed for the cost. But those…

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