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Lawmakers just say no to state worker drug tests

Rep. Jimmie Smith, R-Lecanto, speaks with Rep. Rachel Burgin, R-Riverview, in the House chamber. Photo Credit: Ana Goni-Lessan

A bill allowing state agencies to randomly drug test their employees is in trouble after initially receiving a negative vote in the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. A sampling of Republicans teamed up with Democrats in voting against the measure, before it was reconsidered and postponed, meaning the measure is still technically alive, but on life support.

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