867,000 ways the Walker administration is wrong on drug testing


In Madison365, state Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) writes: “By now, it should be a no-brainer. Spending scarce state resources to drug test Food Share recipients is neither fiscally responsible nor morally right. Yet Gov. Walker has requested a waiver from the Trump administration to proceed and feels he may have found a way around the federal prohibitions.

Walker challenger Matt Flynn slams initiative to drug test food stamp recipients


Intrusive, wasteful and offensive is what Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn said about Gov. Scott Walker’s announcement that Wisconsin will drug test food stamp recipients. “I condemn this in the strongest terms,” Flynn said, and laying out three arguments against it. > WeAreGreenBay.com

Wisconsin approves drug testing for food stamps but needs Trump to allow it


Gov. Scott Walker is moving forward on a program that will drug test some food stamp and welfare recipients. It’s unclear whether the federal government will allow the measure to go into effect, and it may need a change in federal law. > The Daily Caller

Walker moving forward with drug testing some food stamp recipients


Gov. Scott Walker is moving forward with an effort to drug test some food stamp recipients, with testing expected to begin in as little as a year absent action from lawmakers or the federal government. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker administration moves closer to drug testing food stamp recipients


Wisconsin has taken another step toward implementing drug testing for able-bodied, childless food stamp recipients., with the state Department of Health Services announcing Friday that it has submitted its plans to Gov. Walker’s office to create the new policy. > Wisconsin Public Radio

NY Times on why we shouldn’t drug test poor people


If Gov. Scott Walker gets his wish, Wisconsin will be the first state that requires adults without children to undergo drug testing if they want to receive Medicaid. Other states could follow his plan. Of all the ways to help Americans with drug problems, threatening their Medicaid eligibility is among the worst options. > New York Times

Records show minuscule registered support for Walker’s drug testing plan

0.5 percent

An Associated Press review has found that Gov. Walker’s proposal to drug-test Medicaid recipients and increase premiums on poor people drew five fully positive comments out of more than 1,000 submitted by the public, with one of the five coming from his own lieutenant governor. > AP News / Beloit Daily News