Drug Screenings Advance For Welfare To Work Recipients

5/24/17 – The state Legislature’s finance panel has voted in favor of expanding drug screenings and tests for recipients in the “W” Two welfare to work program. On a 12-4 vote Tuesday with all Democrats voting no, the committee endorsed more methods to screen applicants and assure treatment if they need it. Of 19-hundred program participants screened, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau says only 42 have been referred for testing with just nine recommended for treatment. The finance panel also rejected Governor Scott Walker’s request for one-million dollars on ads to promote the so called “Success Sequence” for teens — telling them they’re more likely to succeed if they graduate from high school, work full time, and not get married or have babies until they’re 21.