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Right-wing think tank leaks salaries of Florida public employees via new website

The Foundation for Government Accountability debuted a new website Monday — an online database of the salaries of Florida’s public employees: FloridaOpenGov.org.

‘Daily Show’ reporter dares Florida governor to take drug test during press conference

By | 12.07.11 | 4:32 pm | More from The Florida Independent

During the unveiling of his budget recommendations for the upcoming legislative session, Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show asked Gov. Rick Scott to pee in a cup to prove he is not on drugs.

Judge who blocked drug-testing welfare recipients dismissed conservative think tank report as evidence

By | 10.25.11 | 2:17 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A court ordered a temporary halt to Florida’s controversial new law requiring welfare recipients to submit to a drug test before receiving benefits yesterday.

Drug testing welfare recipients is a net loss for Florida

By | 10.11.11 | 2:20 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to the latest numbers from Florida’s new welfare drug testing requirements, the state is currently spending more money on drug testing welfare applicants than it is saving money by denying benefits to those applicants who fail the test.

Fla. state legislator introduces repeal of mandatory drug tests for welfare recipients

By | 09.19.11 | 2:48 pm | More from The Florida Independent

State Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, has filed legislation repealing a new law requiring all welfare applicants to first pass a drug test.

Joyner filed Senate Bill 284 shortly after a More…

Gov. Scott wants Florida to be ‘the model for the country’

By | 09.14.11 | 1:59 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Gov. Rick Scott stopped by MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk about the GOP presidential race and Florida today. During the interview, he told the panel he is skeptical of President Obama’s jobs bill and wants Florida to be a “model for the country.”

Veteran, ACLU sue Florida over suspicionless drug testing of welfare recipients

By | 09.07.11 | 1:56 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A Navy veteran and full-time student at the University of Central Florida, along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida over a law requiring temporary assistance recipients to take a drug test before receiving benefits.

What if Florida state employees just say no to drug testing?

By | 03.23.11 | 2:13 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Yesterday, Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order calling for drug tests on new hires and random testing for current employees in agencies under his control. #


But what happens if employees just say no? Scott’s order doesn’t say, but in many More…

Orrin Hatch: Let’s Drug Test Unemployment Insurance Recipients

By | 06.16.10 | 1:15 pm

Via Matt Welch at Reason, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has proposed an amendment to the jobs bill requiring that recipients of unemployment insurance or welfare benefits get drug tested before they get their checks. From the Salt Lake Tribune:

People seeking unemployment benefits or welfare would have

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