FLORIDA– Florida’s Governor Rick Scott signed legislation Tuesday requiring drug screenings for adults applying for welfare assistance.
Scott, who says it is “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” has drawn criticism from numerous Democrats who see the law as unconstitutional:
“Governor Scott’s new drug testing law is not only an affront to families in need and detrimental to our nation’s ongoing economic recovery, it is downright unconstitutional,” said Rep. Alcee Hastings. “If Governor Scott wants to drug test recipients of TANF benefits, where does he draw the line? Are families receiving Medicaid, state emergency relief, or educational grants and loans next?”