drug testing http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's headlines: drugs and unemployment, juveniles, Bernard Kilpatrick sentenced http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-drugs-and-unemployment-juveniles-bernard-kilpatrick-sentenced <p><strong>Drug test and unemployment bill moves forward</strong></p><p>"People who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search could see their unemployment benefits revoked. The state Senate approved the measure yesterday," Jake Neher<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/unemployment-drug-testing-bill-clears-state-senate"> reports.</a></p><p><strong>Lawsuit says rape common for juvenile offenders in adult prisons</strong></p><p>"The state of Michigan faces a lawsuit alleging it has subjected hundreds of juvenile offenders to a high risk of being raped, by putting them in the same prisons as adults. Attorney Deborah LaBelle says the state has put kids as young as 13 in the same prisons as grown men. A new federal law went into effect in August requiring prisoners 17 and younger to be housed separately from older prisoners," Tracy Samilton <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/lawsuit-says-rape-common-juvenile-offenders-placed-adult-prisons">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Bernard Kilpatrick sentenced to 15 months in prison</strong></p><p>"The father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for a tax crime. The sentence ordered Thursday was at the bottom of the guidelines," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:55:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14892 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: drugs and unemployment, juveniles, Bernard Kilpatrick sentenced In this morning's headlines: Same-sex marriage, Detroit bankruptcy, drug tests and unemployment http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-same-sex-marriage-detroit-bankruptcy-drug-tests-and-unemployment <p><strong>Judge delays decision on same-sex marriage</strong></p><p>&quot;A federal judge in Detroit will hold a trial before deciding whether to uphold or strike down Michigan&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Bernard Friedman declined to rule yesterday [Wed.] because he wants to get more facts. The challenge was brought by a lesbian couple in Oakland County who want to jointly adopt the special needs kids they&rsquo;re raising together,&quot; Rick Pluta<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gay-marriage-case-headed-trial"> reports. </a></p><p><strong>Detroit bankruptcy hearings begin</strong></p><p>&quot;Michigan&rsquo;s emergency manager law took center stage at a hearing in Detroit&rsquo;s bankruptcy case yesterday. The court is holding hearings on whether Detroit is even eligible to file for bankruptcy. A formal trial is set for next week,&quot; Sarah Cwiek reports.</p><p><strong>Bill would end unemployment benefits if a person fails a drug test</strong></p><p>&quot;A state Senate panel has approved a bill that would revoke unemployment benefits if a person fails a drug test as part of a job search. The bill now goes to the full state Senate,&quot; Jack Neher <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/state-senate-unemployed-take-drug-test-part-job-search-or-lose-your-benefits">reports. </a></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:39:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14871 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Same-sex marriage, Detroit bankruptcy, drug tests and unemployment Drug test failure could imperil jobless benefits http://michiganradio.org/post/drug-test-failure-could-imperil-jobless-benefits <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Jobseekers who refuse or fail an employer drug test would put their unemployment benefits at risk under legislation that has cleared the state House.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">The measure would create a one-year pilot project to try out the idea. Employers would not have to participate, but could choose to report to the state if a job applicant either refuses to take a drug test, or fails one.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:26:05 +0000 Rick Pluta 14613 at http://michiganradio.org Drug test failure could imperil jobless benefits Unemployment drug testing bill moves forward in Michigan Legislature http://michiganradio.org/post/unemployment-drug-testing-bill-moves-forward-michigan-legislature <p>A bill to cut off unemployment benefits from people who fail drug tests has cleared a state House committee. The bill passed largely along party lines.</p><p>House Bill 4952 would cut off unemployment benefits from people who fail a drug test as part of a job search. It would treat them as if they had turned down a suitable job while receiving unemployment checks.</p><p>State Rep. Frank Foster (R-Petoskey) chairs the House Commerce Committee.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:53:40 +0000 Jake Neher 14492 at http://michiganradio.org Unemployment drug testing bill moves forward in Michigan Legislature