Pubdate: Sat, 24 Dec 2011
Source: Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN)
Copyright: 2011 The Knoxville News-Sentinel Co.
Author: Virginia M. Jones


According to the News Sentinel, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, speaker of the
state Senate, advocates drug testing for people who essentially
receive government money, and state Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville
is said to agree with this and to push for such legislation.

One assumes this means that Tennessee legislators who receive
compensation from the state will also be included, as well as all
state employees.

One also can't help wondering if drug-testing companies may not also
be supporting this idea.

I am sure the state senators in favor of instituting this intrusive
and costly testing would want to participate in it as recipients of
compensation from the state.

Virginia M. Jones

Oak Ridge
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