Not only was Rick Scott's zeal for drug testing just about anyone he could laughably bad policy, it's also been quite costly to the state. In the four months a program to drug test welfare recipients was in practice it ended up costing that state just over $118,000. Then it got struck down, and has cost the state thousands more.
The latest bill in the legal drama stemming from Scott's drug testing obsession: $190,000.
A federal judge has ordered the state to cough up the amount for legal fees and other expenses in a case involving Scott's decision to try and drug test state workers. A district judge struck the plan down in April as unconstitutional, as it was ruled an unreasonable "search and seizure."
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The state is now on the hook for the plaintiff's legal fees.
The Orlando Sentinel found back in July that lawsuits related to Scott's controversial laws have cost the state $888,000.
This latest ruling puts that over the $1 million mark.