drug testing http://kut.org en Unemployment Drug-Testing Law Delayed http://kut.org/post/unemployment-drug-testing-law-delayed <p class="body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">Texans applying for unemployment benefits will be subject to a new drug screening procedure in a program scheduled to take effect Feb. 1. But the Texas Workforce Commission said it will not be able to start the program on the state’s timetable because the United States Labor Department has not set the required parameters.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:48:55 +0000 Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune 9529 at http://kut.org Unemployment Drug-Testing Law Delayed Could Your Elected Officials Be Next in Line for Drug Testing? http://kut.org/post/could-your-elected-officials-be-next-line-drug-testing <p>Lawmakers could be the next group on the state payroll to undergo drug screenings.</p><p>The Senate Committee on State Affairs heard testimony on <a href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&amp;Bill=SB612">SB 612</a> today, which would require drug testing for elected officials.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist27/dist27.htm">State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.</a>, D-Brownsville, &nbsp;told fellow <a href="http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist17/dist17.htm">Sen. Joan Huffman</a>, R-Houton, in committee this morning that his bill would serve as a counterpoint to bills that would drug test citizens who get state benefits.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Andrew Weber 7365 at http://kut.org Could Your Elected Officials Be Next in Line for Drug Testing? Texas Senate OKs Drug Tests for People on Welfare http://kut.org/post/texas-senate-oks-drug-tests-people-welfare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas Senate voted unanimously today to require drug testing for Texans on welfare.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&amp;Bill=SB1178">SB 11</a> would require Texans who get cash from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be given a drug screening questionnaire. The answers to the questions could lead to drug testing.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:15:35 +0000 Trey Shaar 7304 at http://kut.org Texas Senate OKs Drug Tests for People on Welfare