Letters to the Editor

Drug-test officials

Re the Dec. 4 article Scott’s move to drug-test welfare applicants is cast aside by court: I thought this issue was dead, but now I find out that the state has spent close to half a million dollars pursuing it in a losing effort. We’ll see if it appeals.

What this really should bring to light is that drug testing is now part of most employment applications especially for civil and public servants, and we can argue all day long whether it should or shouldn’t be.

However, I have yet to read or hear of any story about any of our elected officials being asked to submit to drug tests. Why shouldn’t they set the example and be required to submit to drug testing before running for or accepting office?

Martin Verde, Hialeah