Hearing set Tuesday regarding Mississippi’s new welfare drug-testing law

July 22, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services is holding a public hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law. The state law was supposed […]

Gov. Phil Bryant signs welfare drug-testing bill

March 26, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a welfare drug-testing bill on Monday, requiring those who test positive to get treatment in order to get cash. He said […]

Mississippi House passes welfare drug testing bill by 74-46 vote

January 16, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi House engaged in a contentious four-hour debate Wednesday before voting largely along party lines to pass a bill that would require drug testing for […]

Welfare drug testing bill advances to Mississippi House

January 15, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi House is expected to vote Wednesday on a welfare drug testing bill that Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing, weeks after a judge struck […]