New Arizona laws that made waves in 2013

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Minimum wage workers inArizona will get a raise this week, a hike of ten cents an hour.  That is a new law starting with the New Year,but several other Arizona laws have made some waves in 2013.

Tucson News Now is offeringa look back on some of the biggest changes.

One of the laws calledattention to the gun buyback event that happened here at the Tucson PoliceSubstation at Alvernon Way and 22nd Street. The law now tells police what to do with all of those surrenderedweapons.  Back in January, 200 guns weretraded in for grocery gift cards, and it happened as private buyers lined thesidewalk.

Governor Brewer eventuallysigned a law saying TPD or any Arizona agency holding buy back events – cannotdestroy the guns, but must sell them to federally licensed dealers.

Here are a few more lawsthat went into effect in 2013:

Medicaid coverage wasexpanded to cover hundreds of thousands more low-income Arizonans.

New election rules allowthe state to trim down its early voting lists and limit who can turn in aballot for you.

There is also a new salestax change that makes it easier for businesses with locations in differentcities to file taxes.

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