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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonald, left, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant leave the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on Feb. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mississippi Governor Pushing Welfare Drug Testing

Republican Phil Bryant is starting his third year as Mississippi governor, and he says he wants to make public safety the top focus of the 2014 legislative session, which begins at noon Tuesday.

01/02/2014

File photo of testers in a lab. (Photo by GENIA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Drug Testing For Unemployment Passes Texas House

The Texas House has approved a bill that allows the state to drug test unemployment applicants. But Democrats successfully used a parade of stalling tactics to run out the clock on a similar measure mandating such screening for welfare applicants.

05/22/2013

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A Closer Look At Welfare Drug Testing

Testing and subsequent banning will increase the need for services and resources by other social service agencies.

CBS Houston–08/29/2011