Records show few drug felons seeking public benefits failed drug tests

The vast majority of Wisconsinites who’ve committed drug felonies pass the required drug test when they apply for public benefits, with only 8 percent of them testing positive, records obtained by WisPolitics.com show.
Critics say that’s further proof that drug testing requirements are ineffective and a waste of money — even among a high-risk pool of people with a history of drug problems. They also warn that Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to dramatically expand those requirements to people without drug felonies is the wrong approach to helping people address their drug problems.
“This is a coloss...

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