“You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Ohio State Finance Committee members decided on Wednesday to remove an amendment from the governor’s budget corrections bill (House Bill 487), requiring suspected drug abusers currently on welfare to undergo drug testing for a pilot program at three participating counties for one year before state-wide implementation.
According to the Plain Dealer:
Angela Meleca, spokeswoman for Senate Republicans, said the measure isn’t dead and will be considered in an existing separate bill. Meleca said Kasich is interested in the proposal but the Republican governor had concerns about how it would be implemented. All parties agreed it would be better to work further on the separate bill instead of including the provision in the budget, she said.