Robert Cooper Jr. http://wkms.org en Welfare Drug Testing Passes Tennessee Senate http://wkms.org/post/welfare-drug-testing-passes-tennessee-senate <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">A measure requiring Tennessee welfare recipients to go through drug testing passed the state Senate yesterday. The legislation requires new welfare applicants to undergo a special screening process. If suspicion is raised after the screening, the applicant would be drug tested. The proposal differs from an original version that would have required blanket testing, which Attorney General Robert Cooper Jr. says is unconstitutional. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:56:17 +0000 Associated Press 17763 at http://wkms.org