Hagan wants to drug test legislators


YOUNGSTOWN — If passing a drug test is a requisite to receiving welfare benefits, then Robert F. Hagan, D-Youngstown, thinks state legislators should have to fulfill the same obligations.

Hagan today proposed legislation that would require state legislators, Supreme Court justices, statewide elected officials and JobsOhio board members to pay for mandatory drug tests — on their own dime.

“We have a lot of people running around and getting picked up with drugs and alcohol in their system,” Hagan told The Vindicator Thursday. “And lately, they happen to be politicians.”

For details see Friday's Vindicator or watch Vindy.com.

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