In Response To Proposal To Drug-Test Welfare Recipients, GA State Rep. Introduces Bill To Drug-Test State Lawmakers

Lawmakers in a number of states, including Georgia and Maine, are considering following Florida’s lead and requiring all recipients of federal financial assistance to submit to a drug test. In response, one Georgia state representative introduced a bill last week that would require all state lawmakers to be drug-tested as well. State Rep. Holcomb (D) explained his proposal: “if required for the poor, we [lawmakers] need to do it, too.”