Gov. Rick Scott told The Miami Herald/St. Petersburg Times today that he sought a law that requires temporary assistance applicants to submit to a drug test “for the benefit of children.”

“Welfare is for the benefit of children and the money should go to the benefit of children,” he said. “This makes all the sense in the world.”

A U.S. Navy veteran and single father who supports a 4-year-old sued the state of Florida yesterday. Luis Lebron lost his benefits because he refused to waive his Fourth Amendment rights by submitting to suspicionless drug testing. Lebron, a student at the University of Central Florida, was otherwise eligible for those benefits.

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As the Florida House prepared to hold its first redistricting meetings, Democratic leader Ron Saunders warned members of his caucus that lawsuits are coming, so silence is golden, because any opinion they expressed publicly could become evidence, according to the Orlando Sentinel. His comments recall remarks by GOP senators.