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  Oklahoma politicians may be tested for drugs
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Last EditedRP  Mar 13, 2012 07:35pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
AuthorSteve Olafson
MediaNews Service - Reuters
News DateMonday, March 12, 2012 10:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOklahoma legislators voted to subject themselves and politicians throughout the state to the same drug test they will require of poor people receiving public assistance.

The bill requires applicants to the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to pass a drug screen to receive benefits. An amendment to the bill brought Oklahoma politicians into the same drug-testing regimen.

Republican Guy Liebman of Oklahoma City, who sponsored the bill, tried to eliminate the amendment but his motion was defeated by a 68-12 bipartisan vote.
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