New Year-- New Laws

New laws take effect with the new year.  

The minimum wage is going to 12 dollars an hour...the first step on its way to 15 dollars an hour by 2023.   

The State Income Tax is going down very slightly.  Most people won’t notice it.   

The smoking age goes to 21.  That includes e-cigs as well.  

If you are renting a car, you will see a two dollar surcharge that will be used for police training.  

A new law that restricts solitary confinement in prison and includes protections for transgender inmates also takes effect.

(Picture with thanks, Twitter.com/@MassGovernor)

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