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Here's a breakdown of new laws in the Tri-States. All go into effect January 1.


  • Stalking laws have expanded to include messages on social media.
  • Hunters may wear blaze pink, as well as, blaze orange during hunting firearm deer season.
  • Active shooter safety drills must be conducted within 90 days of the start of the school year.
  • Nursing mothers will be exempt from jury duty.
  • Police can now take temporary custody of dogs or cats exposed to weather conditions likely to result in injury or death.


  • The Iowa Department of Revenue estimates Iowans will save on average $300 a year from income tax cuts.
  • While income taxes will go down, sales taxes will increase.
  • New sales taxes will be applied to video streaming services.
  • The Iowa Department of Revenue expects sales tax changes to raise $66.7 million in new revenue in fiscal year 2019.
  • By fiscal year 2024, those changes should add $177.8 million in new revenue.
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  • Missouri voters passed Proposition B this past November to eventually change the minimum wage to $12 an hour.
  • The new law goes into effect January 1st. and will raise the minimum wage from $7.85 to $8.60,
  • Minimum wage will then increase .85 cents each year until the rate reaches $12 an hour in 2023.
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