Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Friday, 28 November 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Committee Hears Drug Testing Measure
02/20/2013

Supporters say a bill to require some Kansas recipients of state benefits to be tested for drug use is intended to help people improve their lives, not to punish them.

Senate Vice President Jeff King told a committee Wednesday the proposals will help those receiving assistance payments or unemployment benefits to receive the treatment they need and find employment.

The requirement would apply to applicants for and participants in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. Also, prospective employers would be required to tell the state when a job seeker who's receiving unemployment benefits fails a company drug test or refuses to take one. That would allow the state to cut off the benefits.

Opponents said the proposal targets women and minorities.

© Associated Press
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.
concerned 02/20/2013 3:17 PM
The proposal targets drug users!!!!
daveydav27 02/23/2013 11:54 AM
If you can afford drugs, then you can afford food. I should not have to pay for your munchies



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Gas Explosion Injures Two: UPDATE
National Beef Settles Lawsuit
Stanton County Rollover Injures Two
Depletion of Ogallala Aquifer Empties Streams
An Opportunity To Help Emily
City Commission Meets,Approves 7th and Western Plat
Turpin Couple Shares Story Worthy of Thanksgiving  
Slatten Earns All American Honors at Nationals
Governor Sam Brownback proclaims Nov. 29 as "Small Business Saturday"
LPD To Participate In Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
LPD To Participate In Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign
OPSU's McClendon Named Player of the Year
Stanton County Rollover Injures Two
An Opportunity To Help Emily
Governor Sam Brownback proclaims Nov. 29 as "Small Business Saturday"
City Commission Meets,Approves 7th and Western Plat
Turpin Couple Shares Story Worthy of Thanksgiving  
Slatten Earns All American Honors at Nationals
Manns Jr. Named Heartland Conference Player of the Year
National Beef Settles Lawsuit
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group