Appeal Denied; Jobless Pay OK For Medical Marijuana FiringsPeople fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana can collect unemployment benefits after the state Supreme Court turned down appeals in two cases.
Medical Technician Paid By Parolees For Clean Drug Tests Gets ProbationThe 21-year-old apologized in court, saying the parolees involved were from his neighborhood.
Snyder Signs Bills For Drug Testing Welfare RecipientsThe one-year pilot program will be used in three counties, which have not been announced. If drug use is suspected, welfare recipients or applicants are required to take a substance abuse test.
Snyder Signs Law To End Jobless Aid To Drug UsersMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Tuesday denying unemployment benefits to job seekers who fail company drug tests.
House OKs Nixing Jobless Benefits For Drug Users Recipients would also be cut off if they refuse to take a drug test.
Mich. Senator Wants Random Drug Tests For Elected Officials A local state senator says if Michigan wants to test welfare recipients for drug and alcohol abuse, it should do the same for elected officials.
Michigan House OKs Drug Tests For Welfare RecipientsSupporters say the measure is designed to break the cycle of poverty by helping drug users find treatment. But opponents say it's all just a punitive attack on low income individuals who rely on state assistance to get by.
Lawmakers Back Changes To Welfare BenefitsSome low-income Michigan families would have to pass drug tests and make sure their children don't miss too many days of school in order to qualify for welfare benefits, under legislation being considered by the state Legislature.
Bill Requires Drug Tests For Welfare RecipientsMichigan lawmakers are planning to consider a bill that would require welfare applicants and recipients to pass drug tests.
Health System To Screen Job Seekers For NicotineFlint-based McLaren Health Care has instituted a no-nicotine policy for all job applicants, testing them for tobacco use as part of the drug screening process.
Michigan Welfare Drug Testing Proposal DebatedIn Michigan, a bill that would require a clean drug test as a condition of cash assistance eligibility is pending in the state House. The measure does not specify suspicion-based testing and appears to be broader, potentially applying to all applicants.
Drug Tests Proposed For Mich. Welfare RecipientsA Michigan lawmaker wants to link welfare benefits to a clean drug test.