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December 26, 2013 8:12 PM

Kansas follows Missouri’s path in testing suspected drug users on welfare

Next year, Kansas starts testing suspected drug users on welfare. If Missouri and other states are any indication, Kansas will spend a lot to nab very few. Missouri this year became the most recent state to install drug testing for welfare recipients. After eight months and 636 drug test requests, the program turned up 20 people who tested positive and about 200 who refused to comply. The program’s price: nearly $500,000.

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