Random drug testing is approved
Governor Rick Scott placed his official stamp of approval on the random drug testing for state workers law. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on constitutional issue with this new law.
State employees may be subject to random drug testing by their employers under a new law that was passed last night. According to UF Public Affairs Spokeswoman Janine Sikes UF does not randomly test its employees and does not plan to start. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jessica Alpern reports.
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A sexual battery incident that occurred Sunday has been turned over to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office after University of Florida Criminal Investigations Division (UFCID) determined it did not happen on the UF campus.
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