Image via Wikipedia There’s some guy masquerading as a Democrat state legislator in Georgia, and he’s raising eyebrows. Scott Holcomb, aware that both legislative houses are considering bills that would require applicants for public assistance to submit to drug testing, has filed a bill of his own that would require state legislators to submit to the same […]
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