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Sohn: Welfare drug testing and other myths

Sohn: Welfare drug testing and other myths

Published Feb. 12 2016

Tennessee made national news this week for its drug-testing program of welfare applicants.

Sohn: Don't be too quick to fail TNReady

Sohn: Don't be too quick to fail TNReady

Sohn: Affordable Care Act is still affordable

Sohn: Affordable Care Act is still affordable

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Chattanooga Free Press Editorial
Cooper: Welfare drug screening worth it

Cooper: Welfare drug screening worth it

Published Feb. 12 2016

If less than 0.2 percent of people who have applied for welfare in Tennessee since July 2014 have failed a drug test mandated for some of those who apply, state taxpayers might rightly wonder if the law mandating the testing was worth it.

Cooper: Cost key to welfare bill

Cooper: Cost key to welfare bill

Cooper: With emphasis on testing, participants deserve better

Cooper: With emphasis on testing, participants deserve better