House Committee Jousts Over Bill to Drug Test Welfare Recipients

A bill that would allow for drug testing of adult Kentuckians who receive public assistance will receive a hearing this week, but the legislation’s sponsor and committee chairman are jousting over the proposal. The bill would set up random blood and urine testing for those who get welfare benefits, food stamps, Medicaid and other state […]

Court: Daniels Doesn’t Have To Testify In IBM Suit

From the Associated Press: The Indiana Supreme Court says Gov. Mitch Daniels doesn’t have to answer questions under oath in a $400 million lawsuit that the state filed against IBM Corp. after he canceled a state contract with the company. The court issued its ruling shortly after hearing arguments from lawyers for the state and […]

Indiana High Court Hears Arguments In State/IBM Dispute

The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments today over whether Governor Mitch Daniels must give a deposition in lawsuits filed over Daniels’ cancellation of a state contract with IBM. State lawyers contend that Daniels, as a sitting governor, is protected under the state Constitution’s separation of powers clause. IBM attorneys say Daniels should be compelled to […]