At a brisk hearing today of the controversial senate bill that would subject welfare applicants to drug screening, bill author Jane Nelson of Flower Mound seemed to understand that barring kids from benefits for life if their parent fails three drug tests is totally messed up.
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It’s a big day at the Capitol.
Back in the 1980s, talk-show radio hosts and prominent Republicans complained of welfare queens riding around in Cadillacs. Now, their imaginations are sparked by a similar stereotype: The drug fiend using her Lone Star card to score a hit.
Today Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lent their support to legislation that would require drug tests for people who apply for welfare and unemployment benefits.