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Welfare Recipients
4:56 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Debated In Olympia

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 4:06 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – People seeking welfare assistance could face a drug test before they receive any benefits, under a bill in Olympia. Thursday, Washington lawmakers heard debate over a drug test requirement that would kick in early in the application process, if caseworkers feel it’s necessary.

Republican Rep. Jan Angel said this measure would encourage addicts to get help before receiving benefits.

“We can get someone into rehab or into treatment, and we can still feed the family.”

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