House Approves Autism Therapy Coverage, Monitors Church Day Cares

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Members of the state House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills many parents were watching: the first would increase oversight of religious day care centers, where children have been subject to numerous incidents of abuse and neglect. Currently, religious child care centers are exempt from state licensing requirements.

And state Rep. Jim Patterson sponsored the other bill, which would require insurance companies to cover autism therapy. As Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal tells WBHM’s Gigi Douban, that bill passed unanimously.

 

 

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Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

That money will be added to $135 million in state funds and $400 million in pandemic relief dollars that the state already agreed to put toward the project.

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement.

2022 Alabama primary runoff results

Republicans will be choosing between Katie Britt and Roy Moore as their nominee for U.S. Senate. Democrats will pick a nominee for governor between Yolonda Flowers and Malika Sanders-Fortier.

Voters go back to the polls Tuesday for primary runoffs

Party runoff ballots are fairly light for Tuesday’s election. But at the top of the Republican ballot is the nomination to the U.S. Senate. At the top of the Democratic ballot is nomination to the governor’s race.

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