Drug testing of welfare applicants not leading to treatment

October 26, 2016 in Health

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – No one in Mississippi who’s applied for welfare assistance through a federal program has undergone treatment since the state enacted a drug testing law two years […]

No welfare cut for kids if parents fail drug test under Mississippi Law

August 19, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent’s benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the […]

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 […]