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WASHINGTON — Georgian Republican governor Nathan Deal signed into law a piece of legislation that requires some applicants for food stamps and welfare benefits to be tested for drugs.

georgia governor nathan dealReuters reported that the test is required if the authorities have a “reasonable suspicion” of drug use, and could result in temporary suspension of welfare benefits. However, if they have children, the children could receive benefits through another adult.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia disagreed with the law and called it “shameful.” But, the Deal office said, “If some, however, reject treatment and instead choose a lifestyle that renders them unemployable, taxpayers shouldn’t have to subsidize that.”

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