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Friday, January 3, 2014

Florida Governor Vows To Appeal Judge’s Ruling

Florida Governor Rick Scott in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP)

Florida Governor Rick Scott in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP)

A judge struck down a controversial Florida law mandating drug testing for welfare recipients on Dec. 31, 2013.

Governor Rick Scott is vowing to appeal the decision.

Scott had made drug testing part of his platform when he ran for governor, and its passage was his signature legislation. He is running for re-election this year.

Mary Ellen Klas, the Tallahassee bureau chief for the Miami Herald, joins Here & Now’Robin Young to discuss what the judge’s ruling means for Scott’s re-election bid and for politics in Florida.


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