New state laws take effect in 2010

NORWALK - It's out with the old and in with the new for 2010 as some new state laws take effect.

One law includes the expansion of the comprehensive health insurance coverage for autism treatment for children. Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) says this law is a major victory for parents of children under the age of 14. He says not only will the law help those struggling with high health care costs, but will also eliminate any limitations on autism treatment coverage.

Another big law is an increase in the state's minimum wage. One local market owner says he's not happy about the increase. He says under the new law he can't give his longtime employees the raises they deserve.

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