From increases to Social Security benefits and minimum wage to tougher restrictions placed on cellphone usage while driving, these laws “reflect the nation’s concerns over immigration, the cost of government and the best way to protect and benefit young people.”
Not all laws became effective on Jan. 1. Some laws will take effect July 1, or 90 days after its passage.
For full article see: New laws toughen rules on abortions, immigrants, voters.
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