The New Year is almost here which means some new laws. Several states are imposing stricter gun laws and are raising the minimum wage for 2019. California is passing over a dozen new laws which limit gun access.
In 2018, Washington, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois and Vermont and the District of Columbia passed laws that raise the minimum age to buy a long gun from 18 to 21 and those laws go into effect January 1st, 2019. A landmark 20 states are raising their minimum wages, giving a raise to five-million workers. In New York starting January 1st, all new public men's and women's bathrooms will be required to have diaper changing tables.
As for tax laws, 2019 will be the first year under the Trump tax reform bill. The new tax law lowered tax rates for most, however it doubled the standard deduction and limited or overhauled many itemized deductions.
The debate to double minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 and hour is among the talks in the Texas legislature. Should it double? Answer our poll question here: