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Content Tagged 'Welfare'
Proposed Bill to Prohibit EBT Use at Liquor Stores, Casinos
You paid for it. Welfare money meant to care for children is instead being spent on Beale Street, the Orpheum, even liquor stores. ABC 24 senior investigator Jeni Diprizio breaks down how your federal tax money was spent and what lawmakers are doing to stop the rampant abuse.
Governor Approves Welfare Drug Testing Measure
A measure to require drug testing as a condition for receiving welfare has been signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.
Welfare Drug Testing Bill Passes TN Senate
A measure to require drug testing as a condition for receiving welfare has passed the Senate.
Lawmakers Renew Push For Welfare Drug Tests
The push is back on to make drug tests a requirement for getting food stamps in Tennessee. The Tennessee Attorney General shot down a similar proposal a few weeks ago after raising questions about if it was constitutional.
Tennessee to Drug Test New Welfare Recipients
The Volunteer State is targeting drug users where it hurts, their stomachs. Tennessee is now joining a growing list of states requiring drug testing for all new welfare recipients.
House Sends Welfare Drug Testing Bill to Governor Haslam
The House has passed a bill to implement a suspicion-based drug testing for welfare recipients in Tennessee.
Bill to Drug Test for Welfare Advances in Tennessee House
A proposal to drug test people as a condition for receiving welfare is advancing in the House.
AG: State Can't Drug Test Welfare Recipients
Tennessee attorney general's opinion says the state can't broadly drug test people as a condition of receiving welfare.
Haslam, Harwell Hesitant on Welfare Drug-Testing
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he expects lawmakers will pass a bill requiring drug tests for Tennesseans who get government assistance or workers' compensation. Other high-ranking Republicans aren't so confident.
Lawmakers Consider Drug Test for Welfare and Unemployment Benefits
Those in the Mid-South looking to collect state aid like welfare may soon have to take a drug test to be eligible. One Tennessee lawmaker says he wants to make the drug test a requirement and will push three bills in the 2012 legislative session to make it law.
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