It appears Michigan elected officials are attempting to prevent illegal drug users from collecting unemployment benefits.

On October 17, the Michigan  Senate voted 28-10 in favor of a piece of legislation that prohibits workers from receiving unemployment benefits if they fail a drug test required by a employer or refuse to take a drug test.

“If you were really interested in helping people gain employment, you wouldn’t kick them and their family off of (unemployment),” said Sen. Coleman Young II, a Detroit Democrat. “You would offer them drug treatment so they can lead a sober life.”

source: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/10/17/mich-senate-votes-to-end-jobless-checks-to-drug-users/

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