“For all the trouble they caused this session, N.C. General Assembly leaders lacked a certain amount of inventiveness.
Almost every bill they introduced was already being considered, or was law, somewhere else.Case in point, during the final hours in Raleigh, the General Assembly passed a foolish bill requiring those applying for public assistance to pass a drug test before they can become eligible. This unconstitutional idea has been tried before in other states, and it makes no more sense here than it did when it was first implemented, and failed miserably, in Florida. Read More
The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill requiring applicants of the welfare program known as WorkFirst to first pay for, and then pass, a drug test before enrolling in the program.
This bill is not law yet. With your help, we can send a strong message to our lawmakers.
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We will tell NC General Assembly that if they are going to require drug tests for North Carolina residents, then they should pee first. Read More