Are you sure it will end Welfare as we know it...make it more expensive maybe.
Originally Posted by Rockntractor
Of the 4,086 applicants who scheduled drug tests while the law was enforced, 108 people, or 2.6 percent, failed, most often testing positive for marijuana. About 40 people scheduled tests but canceled them, according to the Department of Children and Families, which oversees Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, known as the TANF program
The numbers, confirming previous estimates, show that taxpayers spent $118,140 to reimburse people for drug test costs, at an average of $35 per screening.Source
The state's net loss? $45,780.
"That's not counting attorneys and court fees and the thousands of hours of staff time it took to implement this policy," Newton said.
The law also didn't impact the number of people who applied for benefits.