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      Michigan Governor signs law ending jobless aid to drug users

      A new Michigan law denies unemployment benefits to job seekers who fail company drug tests.

      Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law denying unemployment benefits to job seekers who fail company drug tests.

      The measure signed Tuesday is part of a package that gives the state more flexibility to reclaim fraudulent payments. Most bills bring Michigan in line with federal requirements, though the drug-testing law is separate.

      Businesses don't have to notify the state when job applicants fail a drug test or decline to take it. But if companies pass along the information, applicants not hired because of a failed drug test will lose their checks.

      The drug-testing law is in effect for one year as a pilot program.

      Roughly 112,000 Michigan residents are receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The maximum benefit is $362 a week.