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California to end food stamp fingerprinting

SACRAMENTO, Calif (Reuters) – Low-income Californians will no longer need to be fingerprinted when they apply for food stamp assistance, under legislation signed into law on Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown. California was one of only three states that required such fingerprinting as a condition for receiving food subsidies. The…

Only 2% of welfare applicants in Florida failed drug tests

Florida’s nascent drug testing program for welfare recipients has been in effect for just over a month, and already it is representing a significant cost to the state. The law requires that those applying for welfare take a drug test at their own personal expense. The payoff is simple: if…