As we ring in the new year, new laws are debuting in 2018.

Among them are some tax cuts for the middle class and an increase to the minimum wage, from $11 an hour to $13 an hour.

Paid Family Leave is being extended, and employers will now be required to give workers paid time off for things like caring for an ill relative.

Public officials convicted of a felony related to their job will now be stripped of their pensions.

There will also be some stricter anti-smoking regulations across the city, including a measure that bars pharmacies and retail stores from selling tobacco products.