By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog

TAMPA — The measure was intended to promote “personal responsibility” and put an end to millions in “misused” tax dollars.

If welfare recipients expect to receive a check, warned Sunshine State lawmakers last spring, then they must submit their urine to the state and prove their bodies are clean of illegal substances.

But data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida reveals that the required drug tests saved no taxpayer money, and actually cost the state of Florida $45,780.