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Drug Testing

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Senate panel limits welfare drug test plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative proposal requiring drug tests for some Indiana welfare recipients was dramatically scaled back Wednesday by a Senate committee due to concerns about cost and effectiveness.

February 19, 2014 6:15 pm

Look at lawmakers to see who earns their money

In an article regarding drug testing for welfare recipients, House Speaker Brian Bosma was quoted as saying "they do not earn that money," so they are to tolerate whatever indignities the state can conjure up?

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Costly drug testing requirement for welfare recipients clears House

INDIANAPOLIS | With little debate, the Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 71-22 on Tuesday to subject the state's 27,000 recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits — mostly single mothers with children — to mandatory drug testing as a condition of receiving cash as…

January 28, 2014 7:02 pm Related


House GOP wants drug tests for welfare recipients, despite cost

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to take another spin on the welfare drug testing merry-go-round, even though the program's cost will significantly exceed the savings gained from positive tests and a federal judge last month ruled a similar Florida law unconstitutional.

January 10, 2014 6:15 pm
Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay blame new members of their entourages for drug woes

Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay blame new members of their entourages for drug woes

Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay painstakingly built their record-setting careers and untainted reputations by resisting shortcuts and exercising tight control over who gained entrance to their inner circles.

July 20, 2013 6:45 pm
General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

General Assembly wraps session distinguished by cooperative tone

INDIANAPOLIS | Hands were shaken, hugs were shared and state lawmakers, who spent the past four months passionately opposing each other in great and small policy debates, were all smiles Saturday morning after House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled out the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.

April 27, 2013 4:30 pm Related

Senate approves flurry of legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted in favor of 40 proposals Wednesday, the final day for the Senate to act on House-approved legislation.

April 10, 2013 7:15 pm Related

Random drug tests for kids are counterproductive

The implementation of random drug testing at Lowell High (and probably other schools in the area) is counterproductive. Stripping students from extracurricular activities (a positive influence in their lives) and parking privileges isn't a solution to the problem of drug use.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am

High cost of drug tests should be bigger concern

I cannot believe there is even a discussion on the issue of drug tests for welfare recipients.

March 14, 2013 12:00 am

Drug testing for students will lower graduation rates

Drug testing high school students is simply wrong. The end-result is not less drug use, but lower graduation rates and less extracurricular participation.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am

Dyer considers drug screening costs

DYER | With a new drug-testing policy in place for most town employees, Dyer officials now must decide on a budget for the tests.

March 26, 2012 7:45 pm

Tri-Creek School Board ponders random drug testing of students

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. board is considering following the lead of other school districts by randomly testing high school students for drugs.

March 19, 2012 11:00 am
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