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Autism mandate advances as top priority for GOP in Georgia Senate

GOP leaders in the Georgia Senate presented a united front Monday just days away from voting on the first major bills of the session as action at the state Legislature picked up in this second week of work.

The public move came as the chamber's Insurance and Labor Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 1, a measure that would make insurance companies cover children with autism. Both business advocates and health care insurance groups oppose the plan, which has been kicked around the Gold Dome since 2009 without passage despite winning Senate support last year.

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