Kansas is set to begin a drug testing program next year for some welfare recipients.
The state's program is similar to one in Missouri. After eight months, and 636 drug test requests, Missouri's program this year cost nearly $500,000 and found 20 people who tested positive.
Like Missouri, Kansas will test welfare recipients who are suspected of drug use, sometimes flagged by tests or a questionnaire.
The Kansas law cuts off benefits for welfare recipients who are reasonably suspected of drug use and test positive.