The North Carolina legislature passed a law for drug testing of welfare recipients. Then Gov McCrory vetoed the legislation but then the legislature overrode his veto. If a recipient had a charge in the previous three years involving illegal drugs, they had to be tested. Their caseworkers were asking a series of questions that could raise red flags and also require testing.
Democratic State Senator Gladys Robinson said that the program is a waste of state money:
“They found very few applicants. Plus, the process is already in place in terms of asking questions and making those referrals. So, we just wasted state dollars, in terms of that piece of legislation and in terms of the time and staff all across the state.”
The cost isn’t really an issue. Democrats always…