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Perry, Dewhurst Advocate Drug Tests for Welfare

Posted on 11/14/2012 by with 0 comments

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst made a rare joint appearance Tuesday to advocate drug tests for Texas residents seeking welfare or unemployment benefits.

A bill filed before the Texas Legislature reconvenes in January would mandate drug-testing for “high-risk” welfare applicants while banning them from using public funds to buy alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets.


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