A plan to issue drug tests to welfare recipients suspected of substance abuse is nearing final approval in the Michigan Legislature.
A GOP House bill that passed the Senate 25-11 Thursday would establish a suspicion-based drug testing pilot program.
The Republican-led Senate voted 28-10 to disqualify people from receiving jobless benefits if they fail a drug test required by a prospective employer.
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.
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