Monday, February 27, 2012

Republican-dominated Wyoming House passes the "punish the poor" bill

Wyoming House passes the punish the poor bill:
The Wyoming House of Representatives approved a bill that would require some state welfare recipients to undergo drug testing. 
By a vote of 37-23 on Monday, the House gave its final approval to the bill. It now goes to the Senate. 
Similar drug-testing bills are pending in Colorado, Utah and other states. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have endorsed the idea.
Read more here.

The votes:

Ayes (Punish the Poor!):  Representative(s): Berger, Blikre, Bonner, Brechtel, Buchanan, Campbell, Cannady, Childers, Davison, Edmonds, Eklund, Gay, Greear, Greene, Harvey, Hunt, Illoway, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Krone, Lockhart, Loucks, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Miller, Peasley, Pederson, Petersen, Quarberg, Reeder, Semlek, Stubson, Teeters, Wallis 
Nays (Dems and Repubs with empathy):  Representative(s): Barbuto, Blake, Botten, Brown, Burkhart, Byrd, Connolly, Craft, Esquibel, K., Freeman, Gingery, Goggles, Harshman, Moniz, Nicholas B, Patton, Petroff, Roscoe, Steward, Throne, Vranish, Zwonitzer, Dn., Zwonitzer, Dv. 

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