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Scott Pushes Welfare Drug-Testing

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

Gov. Rick Scott isn’t giving up on his mission to drug-test Floridians who receive public assistance, the News Service of Florida reports.

A 72-page brief his lawyers filed this week with a federal appeals court in Atlanta maintains it is constitutional to test welfare applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Scott’s attorneys argue that participants have a “demonstrated problem with drug use,” the News Service reports.

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