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Thursday, December 28, 2006

How the government aims to help in 2007

The National Council of State Legislatures has listed the new laws going into effect in 32 states of the Union.

  • Michigan residents will be able to use the internet to find out the locations of illegal methamphetamine laboratories after the new year.

  • Illinois enacted eminent domain legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision in 2005. The new law that goes into effect January 1 puts the onus on state and local government to prove that a property is ‘blighted’ rather than require the property owner to prove that the parcel is not blighted.

  • Lobbyists in North Carolina will be required to disclose monthly (while the legislature is in session, quarterly otherwise) the amount of money they are spending lobbying the legislature. Additionally, legislators will be able to opt-in to a "no-gift registry" to let lobbyists and their clients know that they do not wish to receive gifts or free meals.


  • Smokers in Texas will start paying $1.00 more per pack as of the first of the year.

    There are a number of minimum wage changes which will prove to be the natural experiments used in any number of dissertations over the next decade:

  • Effective January 1, 2007, the minimum wage in North Carolina will be $6.15 per hour. (General Assembly of North Carolina, 2006 Session, HB 2174)

  • Hawaii's minimum wage will increase on January 1 to $7.25 per hour. (Hawaii 23rd Legislature 2005, SB 294)

  • Rhode Island's minimum wage will increase on January 1 to $7.40 per hour. (Rhode Island General Assembly, 2006 Session, H 6718)

  • Massachusetts' minimum wage will increase on January 1 to $7.50 per hour. (Massachusetts General Court, 2006 Session, H 4781)

  • Connecticut's minimum wage will increase on January 1 to $7.65 per hour. (Connecticut General Assembly, 2005 Regular Session, HB 6228)




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