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No Across-the-Board Drug Tests for State Workers

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Gov. Rick Scott says that anyone who makes a living from taxpayers should be drug-free and prove it with random urinalysis. But a federal judge in Miami placed Scott’s order on hold, and now an appeals panel has issued an opinion that Scott probably won’t like. 

As the Florida Current reports, the panel sent the case back to the Miami judge to reconsider whether testing is okay for workers in public-safety positions. But the panel rejected the idea of testing all state workers.

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