Two State Lawmakers Want to Drug Test State Officials


Could the sometimes crazy behavior of our Ohio officials and lawmakers in Columbus possibly be drug-fueled or alcohol related? Two Democratic legislators are proposing we find out. State senator Nina Turner of Cleveland and state representative Bob Hagan of Youngstown have put together two separate bills that would call for drug testing legislators.

Hagan’s proposed law goes even further and would also mandate testing for officeholders statewide, including the governor, Supreme Court Justices, and JobsOhio board members. All would be tested for alcohol too. Hagan’s inspiration for that is presumably the recent rash of alcohol-fueled antics among his fellow legislators.

With either bill, state officials failing a drug or alcohol test would be subject to a dock in pay.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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