New laws for new year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — January 1 will bring new laws across the U.S. In California, driver’s licenses will be available for people in the country illegally.

The minimum wage goes up in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

And in California, a “yes means yes” standard for sex between college students takes effect, requiring what the law calls “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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