welfare bill http://apr.org en Alabama Legislators Seek Tougher Welfare Rules http://apr.org/post/alabama-legislators-seek-tougher-welfare-rules <p></p><p>Two Alabama senators are finding support for bills aimed at toughening the rules for welfare benefits, including requiring drug testing of some welfare applicants.</p><p>The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Committee overwhelmingly approved four bills Wednesday that are sponsored by Republican Sens. Trip Pittman of Daphne and Arthur Orr of Decatur.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:42:21 +0000 The Associated Press 45427 at http://apr.org Alabama Legislators Seek Tougher Welfare Rules Alabama Senator Plans To Introduce Welfare Bill http://apr.org/post/alabama-senator-plans-introduce-welfare-bill <p></p><p>A state senator plans to introduce legislation that would require welfare applicants to have applied for at least three jobs.</p><p>Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur says he plans to pre-file the bill in the Senate before the 2014 session begins in January. Orr says his bill is similar to legislation and rule changes in other states.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:01:41 +0000 The Associated Press 38231 at http://apr.org Alabama Senator Plans To Introduce Welfare Bill