Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) has pushed for legislation the past two years requiring welfare recipients to be drug tested.
Legislators considered measures this week that would mandate drug testing for some welfare recipients and give certain schools "family friendly" designations.
The proposed legislation requires all recipients of welfare dollars to take a written test that determines if they’re likely to abuse drugs.
The judge who heard counter lawsuits filed by the state of Indiana and IBM says neither party deserved to win.
Attorneys made their closing arguments in court regarding the dispute between the state and IBM, which was hired to remodel Indiana's welfare system.
After five weeks of testimony, the lawsuit between the state and IBM is drawing to a close.
The trial State of Indiana v. IBM began Monday. Governor Mitch Daniels will not testify in the case.
Indiana canceled a contract with IBM to process its welfare applications. IBM is suing for money it says the state owes the company.
The author of the bill that would have mandated drug testing for welfare recipients say he hopes to include it in another bill this session.
The passage of right-to-work was the big news this week at the statehouse, but the legislature also passed some other prominent bills.