The Trump administration is thinking about adopting a plan which would permit the individual states to demand drug testing for food stamp recipients, according to the Associated Press.
The proposal is just one more step in the White House’s potential to allow states more flexibility in executing federal programs for the poor. Additionally, it needs to enable work demands for recipients.
Federal law bans states from imposing their own constraints on the food stamps eligibility. At least 20 states have introduced laws to display safety program participants, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.