Drug Testing Category Archive


  • Will Gov. Scott Walker Apply His Proposed Drug Testing for Public Housing to Himself and His Family?

    If he thinks people who get public housing need to be drug tested, Scott Walker and adults living with him in the mansion ought to be at the front of the line.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/02/2018
  • Walker’s Welfare Overhaul Bills Cost More Than $90 Million

    Bills to toughen Wisconsin’s welfare requirements offered by Gov. Scott Walker are estimated to cost more than $90 million a year. The proposals include increasing work requirements for able-bodied adults on food...

    Associated Press, 02/02/2018
  • Walker Proposes Tough Wisconsin Welfare Overhaul Package

    Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a sweeping welfare overhaul package with some of the toughest requirements in the country, including forcing parents on food stamps...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/12/2018
  • Tens of Thousands of Needy but Able-bodied Adults in Wisconsin Could Have to Work to Qualify for State

    Health coverage under a plan from Gov. Scott Walker that has won support from President Donald Trump’s administration…Walker and his fellow GOP governors in nine other states have sought to impose work...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/12/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Defense of Taking Donation From Marijuana Industry Advocates While Calling For More Drug Testing: $25,000 Check Too Small to Influence Him

    Scott Walker is trying to tell us he’s not a hypocrite for taking money from marijuana advocates at the same time he’s pushing drug testing people.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/21/2017
  • Wisconsin Governor Accepts Pro-Weed Donations, Yet Pushes for Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

    According to One Wisconsin Now, Walker’s policy represents exactly the kind of political hypocrisy that has kept cannabis illegal for so many decades.

    Merry Jane, 07/20/2017
  • Walker Defends Accepting Pro-Marijuana Organization’s Donation To GOP Governors Group

    Mike Browne, the group’s deputy director, questioned why Walker would accept a donation from the pro-pot group.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 07/20/2017
  • Walker Called ‘Hypocrite’ For Accepting Marijuana Money

    One Wisconsin Now called out the donation as hypocritical, citing Walker’s continued push for more drug testing for public benefits recipients.

    Door County Pulse, 07/20/2017
  • Call Out Scott Walker On His Hypocrisy

    Taking campaign cash from a group that supports marijuana use at the same time as working to take services away from people if they use it is just wrong.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/19/2017
  • Wisconsinites Cry Foul: Walker Took NCIA Donation While Lobbying for Medicaid Drug Tests

    One Wisconsin Now revealed the RGA accepted a donation from a cannabis trade group as Walker was lobbying to drug test the state’s Medicaid applicants.

    Marijuana Industry News, 07/19/2017
  • Republican Governors Accepted Funds From Pro-pot Group As Scott Walker Pushed Drug Testing

    The donation came on February 7, according to federal campaign finance reports from the RGA, and was publicized Tuesday by One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 07/18/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs

    Scott Walker, as head of the Republican Governor’s Association, accepted a major contribution from a marijuana industry trade group.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/18/2017
  • Governor Walker Called Hypocrite for Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients While Taking Donation From Cannabis Organization

    "Scott Walker wants to drug test poor people simply because they're poor," said Ross. "While he takes money from the drug trade association."

    WDJT-TV, 07/18/2017
  • Democrats Say Gov. Scott Walker Accepted Donation From Marijuana Trade Group

    One Wisconsin Now said at a press conference that Walker, as chair of the RGA, received $25,000 from the National Cannabis Industry Association in February.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/18/2017
  • Democrats Flag Walker for ‘hypocrisy’ on Drug Testing Issue

    A charge of hypocrisy has been leveled by Wisconsin Democrats, over Governor Scott Walker‘s plans to drug test public assistance recipients.

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 07/18/2017
  • Gov. Walker Accepts Donation From National Cannabis Industry Association As Head of Republican Governor’s Association

    On Tuesday, liberal group One Wisconsin Now, Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D-Monona) say Walker's plan makes him "a hypocrite."

    WKOW-TV, 07/18/2017
  • Republican Governors Accepted Funds From Pro-pot Group As Scott Walker Pushed Drug Testing

    The donation came on February 7, according to federal campaign finance reports from the Republican Governor’s Association, and was publicized Tuesday by One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 07/18/2017
  • Dems Blast Walker As ‘Hypocrite’ For Accepting Marijuana Industry Donation

    On Tuesday, liberal group One Wisconsin Now called out the donation hypocritical, citing Walker’s continued push for more drug testing for public benefits recipients.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 07/18/2017
  • State Budget Panel Green Lights Scott Walker’s Plan to Drug Test Medicaid, Food Stamp Recipients

    The state Legislature’s budget-writing committee voted on Thursday to require some Wisconsin residents using food stamps and receiving public health care to be tested for drug use and to meet work requirements...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/26/2017
  • Wisconsin Plan to Be First State to Drug Test Medicaid Applicants Wins Committee Approval

    Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve...

    Chicago Tribune, 05/25/2017
  • At Trump’s Urging, States Try to Tilt Medicaid in Conservative Directions

    Wisconsin is preparing to recast its Medicaid program in ways that no state has ever done, requiring low-income adults to undergo drug screening to qualify for health coverage and setting time limits...

    Washington Post, 05/25/2017
  • JFC Republicans to Help Gov. Scott Walker to Criminalize Poverty

    “Anyone supporting Gov. Scott Walker’s drug testing scheme ought to be at the front of the line to get drug tested themselves.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/23/2017
  • Scott Walker’s Insulting and Degrading Attack on the Poor

    Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, believes that citizens of his state who use public services should have to submit to drug testing. And anyone who refuses to be tested should be turned...

    Progressive, 05/19/2017
  • Critics: Scott Walker’s Plan to Drug Test Medicaid Applicants Would Backfire

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is proposing changes to the state’s Medicaid program, also known as BadgerCare, that would would require drug testing and treatment for some applicants. An official in the Walker...

    Capital Times, 04/17/2017
  • Walker’s Welfare Reform Makes Wisconsin Model for the Nation

    Wisconsin’s motto is “forward.” So it is no surprise that the Badger State is, once again, leading the way with some of the most bold welfare reforms in country. Governed by a...

    The Hill, 04/05/2017
  • Want Medicaid Coverage? A Drug Test Should Come First, Wisconsin Governor Says

    Now that House Republicans have squandered their shot at reordering Medicaid, governors who want conservative changes in the health program for ­low-income Americans must get special permission from the Trump administration. Near...

    Washington Post, 04/02/2017
  • Walker Reverses Course With Budget Plan for More Drug Treatment, Early Release for Selected Inmates

    Hundreds more prisoners could get treatment for drug abuse and an early release from prison if successful, under Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill. The proposal applies only to those who have been...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/27/2017
  • 21K Employed Through FoodShare Jobs Program, 64K Lost Benefits

    About 21,000 Wisconsin residents using food stamps have gained employment through a state program designed to connect recipients with jobs, Gov. Scott Walker announced during his annual State of the State address...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/11/2017
  • Walker Approves Rule Implementing Unemployment Drug Tests

    Gov. Scott Walker has approved a rule implementing drug screening requirements for unemployment benefits. The rule implements provisions in the state budget. Under the rule, those who fail an employer drug test...

    WMTV-TV, 05/04/2016
  • Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Begins

    In May of this year, Governor Scott Walker proposed a bill requiring that anyone applying for public assistance be required to complete a screening questionnaire for illegal drug use. Those deemed at...

    TheClarion, 12/10/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Safety Net & Social Services

    Gov. Scott Walker’s political career has been marked by efforts to dismantle safety net programs or, if not dismantle, run them into the ground.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/10/2015
  • Financial Impact Still Unclear for Scott Walker’s Plan to Drug Test Public Aid Recipients

    He wants a talking point for the Republican presidential primary and he believes targeting those in need is a political advantage for him.

    Chippewa Herald, 02/10/2015
  • Walker Proposes Drug Testing for Public Benefit Recipients

    “Some recipients of public benefits, including Medicaid, unemployment and food stamps, would be required to undergo drug testing, under budget proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Scott Walker. The governor rolled out his...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/23/2015
  • Back in Action: Walker for President?

    Democrats and liberal groups like One Wisconsin Now say Walker will use his budget to prove his presidential timber, by pushing policies like drug testing for welfare recipients.

    Capital Times, 01/07/2015
  • Step 1: Cut Funding for AODA Programs. Step 2: Impose Mandatory Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

    After signing into law drastic cuts to a drug addiction program, Gov. Walker is proposing mandatory drug testing for Wisconsinites as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2014
  • Walker Talks Up Voter Id, Budget in Visit to Lake Hallie

    Gov. Scott Walker praised a court ruling that requires voter identification at polls and offered details regarding new state budget proposals Tuesday during his visit to Lake Hallie. “The bottom line is...

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 09/16/2014