Ringing in 2018 with a range of new laws •Laws address walk-sign violations, affordable housing, discounted rides home for drinkers | January 10, 2018 | Almanac | Almanac Online |

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Ringing in 2018 with a range of new laws •Laws address walk-sign violations, affordable housing, discounted rides home for drinkers

by Dave Boyce

With January comes an assortment of new state laws. Fees will rise for vehicle registration and real estate transactions. Police officers will no longer be allowed to ticket pedestrians just because they start across a street while the "upraised hand" signal is blinking. Alcohol manufacturers can offer drinkers out for an evening a ride home — to the disappointment of groups opposed to measures that, in effect, encourage alcohol consumption.

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