Experience with Arizona’s Drug Questionnaire for Welfare Cash Assistance Law

The debate on drug testing for welfare cash assistance is spreading to other states.  Our report showed that about one in ten in Florida are denied cash welfare for a drug-related reason in the first month of the program.  The ACLU has suggested that a questionnaire, Arizona’s current policy, is better model.  So I called to see how the Arizona program is working.  It has …

Tarren BragdonExperience with Arizona’s Drug Questionnaire for Welfare Cash Assistance Law

Press Release: Florida Taxpayers Saving Big on Drug Testing for Welfare Cash Assistance

NAPLES – In effect for just two months, a law requiring negative drug test results before being receiving taxpayer-funded Temporary Cash Assistance has already achieved significant and positive results, according to a report released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). The report, The Impact of Florida’s New Drug Test Requirement for Welfare Cash Assistance, authored by FGA President …

Tarren BragdonPress Release: Florida Taxpayers Saving Big on Drug Testing for Welfare Cash Assistance
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The Impact of Florida’s New Drug Test Requirement for Welfare Cash Assistance

Background In May 2011, the Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 353[1] requiring applicants for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA, Florida’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program) to have a negative drug test before receiving cash benefits. Federal welfare reform legislation signed by President Clinton in 1996 specifically allows states such discretion.[2]  Florida’s Department of Children …

Tarren BragdonThe Impact of Florida’s New Drug Test Requirement for Welfare Cash Assistance
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Sunshine State News: New Free-Market Think Tank Set Up in Florida

Read Kevin Derby’s blog about the Foundation for Government Accountability.  “There is a new public policy organization in the Sunshine State pushing for free-market solutions — the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) which is based in Naples….” “Bragdon certainly has the background to launch a think tank at the state level….”

Tarren BragdonSunshine State News: New Free-Market Think Tank Set Up in Florida

Press Release: New Think Tank to Help Make Florida Most Economically Vibrant State

NAPLES – A new think tank in Naples aims to help make Florida the most economically vibrant state in the nation.  The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) was launched this summer to develop and promote free market policies that achieve limited, constitutional government and a robust Florida economy that will be an engine for job creation across the state. “Individual …

Tarren BragdonPress Release: New Think Tank to Help Make Florida Most Economically Vibrant State
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WI Study Gives Preview of ObamaCare’s Likely Impact in Florida

Recently the Wisconsin Department of Health released a study of the impact of ObamaCare on Wisconsin families, employers and health insurance costs.  The study was an objective and balanced assessment from Gorman Actuarial, a well-respected independent actuary firm, and Dr. Jonathan Gruber, one of the key architects of then-Governor Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health reform. The findings are startling, particularly when you …

Tarren BragdonWI Study Gives Preview of ObamaCare’s Likely Impact in Florida