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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Move to drug-test welfare recipients scaled back"

HB 1351 was heard in the Senate this morning and Niki Kelly was there. Here is her Fort Wayne Journal Gazette report on committee changes to the bill, affecting the requirement for drug testing of welfare recipients, and limitations on the use of food stamps. Note also:

Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, said she still expects a substantial cost and the bill might have to be referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Lawmakers this year have punted any bills that would open up the state budget by spending money.
[Updated at 1 PM] The FWJG headline has now been changed to "Committee all but guts welfare drug testing bill."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 19, 2014 11:00 AM
Posted to Indiana Government