welfare http://wuis.org en Lawmaker Calls For Drug Test As Welfare Prerequisite http://wuis.org/post/lawmaker-calls-drug-test-welfare-prerequisite <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nearly three million Illinoisans receive benefits in the form of food stamps, welfare or medical help. But one lawmaker says too much of this assistance is being "drained" by drug users.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) is proposing changes to the way beneficiaries qualify for assistance. He wants to require drug testing when people sign up for welfare. The representative says the state pays money to people without assessing their ability to be productive.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:55:20 +0000 Hannah Meisel 17618 at http://wuis.org Lawmaker Calls For Drug Test As Welfare Prerequisite