Senators voted 33-1 to mandate the coverage of applied behavioral analysis, also known as ABA therapy, an intense and individualized therapy that focuses on improved communication, social skills and other behaviors. Black caucus members say it makes minimal changes. This is an example of the people getting their way, as opposed to the special interests getting their way. Rep. Jim Patterson, the bill sponsor, said while he disagreed with the age cap on the coverage, he felt the measure was the best they could get this session.
The biggest difference between the two versions came in the form of a Senate amendment from Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) that limited the coverage to patients under the age of 18, and exempted small businesses from providing the coverage-those with less than 51 employees.
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Lawmakers in both chambers of Alabama's legislature have approved an education budget. Older teens would be capped at $20,000.
The approval is for a victory for parents who spent days lobbying at the Statehouse wearing red Autism Speaks T-shirts and peppering lawmakers with personal stories about how the therapy changed their children's lives.
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So the iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN (OIL), climbed 0.8%, extending yesterday's almost 4% surge, and the U.S. Saudi Aramco, which is a state-owned, is going to low oil supplies to Asian customers in June by 7 million barrels.
"We think it's a great start". The spending bill now goes to Ivey for her signature. He'll likely start school in a regular classroom, she said. With a vote of 69-29, the House accepted final revisions Friday and sent the bill to Gov. Kay Ivey.
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