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10:06 am
Wed May 13, 2009

Drug Testing for Welfare Moms

Oklahoma City, OK – Bill passed for drug testing of welfare moms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Senate budget committee has passed a bill calling for drug testing of mothers who receive welfare payments.

The measure was sent to the Senate floor on Tuesday, despite a warning from a Department of Human Services official that it could lead to a loss of federal stimulus money.

Sen. Randy Brogdon, an Owasso Republican, said the goal of his measure is not to penalize recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Family payments.

He said the goal is to help families become drug or alcohol free.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.