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Welfare drug tests fail to save Az predicted cash

In 2009, Arizona became the first state in the country to require drug tests for welfare recipients in effort to save the state dire-needed cash and ensure taxpayer dollars won’t go to drug users. The results, however, haven’t come to meet those expectations.
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Mar 19, 2015, 4:32 pm
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So, how about some follow up on the three that were kicked out?  Or the others who didn’t take the test. Az “saved” $3500, but if any of those people ended up in police custody, that should be considered in the “savings”. I’m not asserting that kicking people off aid is the only cause of them perhaps shoplifting, but if they were hungry, what options do they have?  We are dealing with addicted minds most likely at this point.  What costs less, treatment/aid or a ride though the criminal legal system

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