Starting November 9th anyone using Transform Milwaukee, the Transitional Jobs Program, W-2 services, and the court ordered Child First Program– will have to test clean for drugs. If they are drug users, they’ll be entered into a drug treatment program or lose their benefits. But if they relapse in treatment more than once– they’ll lose their benefits.
This plan by Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the Legislature to test recipients of public benefits is a horrible idea, both from a dollars and cents perspective and because it’s likely not Constitutional, as Republicans in Florida have found out.