Drug tests for welfare recipients is a great sound bite issue and that's why lawmakers clamor for it, especially in so called tough times.
Maybe its the libertarian side of me, but there's a slippery slope quality to this. One can make an argument for anyone getting a check or benefit from the government being subject to tests, strip searches, and home searches.
Maybe the people who get corporate welfare could be tested too.
Speaking of NY State largesse for those not on welfare...
Last year's highest paid state employee was the former head basketball coach at SUNY Binghamton who with a separation deal clocked just over a million dollars...a doc at Downstate Medical in Brooklyn got $974,605...pretty good amounts for figuring final year earnings for pension.
The nead of the College of Nanoscale Engineering at SUNY Albany was paid $763K....In all the number of six figure earners has quadrupled in the past decade.
Makes the $300K school superintendents look like paupers. And to run it all, we pay the Governor $170K.....Andy should go coach hoop at a SUNY school.
Drug test the people who have set up this crazy system.
New York legislators: Make people on public assistance undergo drug testing syracuse.com