Now that it's 2015, a handful of new laws go into action in New York state. They range from new tax credits to bans on taking picture with some large cats. Here's a roundup:
Businesses that employ veterans or people with developmental disabilities will receive a state tax refund for each new hire starting this year, worth 5 to 15 percent of each worker’s salaries. Higher credits apply to companies that hire veterans with physical disabilities. Lower credits apply for part-time hires. The programs run for two years.