TANF http://kut.org en Bill on Drug Testing of State Aid Recipients Gets Initial Approval http://kut.org/post/bill-drug-testing-state-aid-recipients-gets-initial-approval <p></p><p><strong>Update (May 25, 2013): &nbsp;</strong><br>Both the House and Senate have passed this bill, sending it to Gov. Rick Perry's desk for his approval.</p><p><br><strong>Original story:</strong><br>The Texas House split on a couple of bills that would drug test recipients of state aid. A midnight deadline passed before lawmakers could vote on a bill that would drug test recipients of the <a href="http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1679" target="_blank">Temporary Assistance for Needy Families</a> program.</p><p>But earlier in the day lawmakers did pass testing for unemployment benefits.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 07:55:51 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 7834 at http://kut.org Bill on Drug Testing of State Aid Recipients Gets Initial Approval 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