Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

 


Visit the Lobby Tools Website

 


Visit Legislative IQ Website

 


Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Jim Rohn
    "It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go."
  • Oswald Chambers
    "The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone."
  • Maya Angelou
    "There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth."
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
    "Home is the nicest word there is."

Court Blocks Drug Testing for all State Employees

May 30th, 2013 by flanews

A Federal Court of Appeals sided with the lower courts saying Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to make all state employees subject to a drug test, violated the 4th amendment. The state’s largest public employees union and the ACLU worked to make it where the only state employees subject to drug testing are those in safety sensitive lines of work. The U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit is now making the governor go through all 85-thousand positions, proving why they need to take a drug test.

“We hope that the governor stops over-reading and starts to understand that the constitution protects the citizens of the state, including public employees,” said Special Counsel at AFSCME, Alma Gonzalez.

Without a safety-related reason or suspicion of drug use, people cannot be forced to give a drug test.

Posted in State News | 5 Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com