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Welfare Benefits
3:42 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Alabama Legislators Seek Tougher Welfare Rules

Arthur Orr is one of two state senators seeking tougher welfare rules in Alabama.
Credit arthurorr.com

Two Alabama senators are finding support for bills aimed at toughening the rules for welfare benefits, including requiring drug testing of some welfare applicants.

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.

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Alabama Legislature-Welfare Bill
5:01 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Alabama Senator Plans To Introduce Welfare Bill

State Senator Arthur Orr plans to introduce legislation that would require welfare applicants to have applied for at least three jobs.
Credit Alabama State Senate / http://www.legislature.state.al.us

A state senator plans to introduce legislation that would require welfare applicants to have applied for at least three jobs.

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.

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