2013 averted the “fiscal cliff” on Jan. 2, continuing many tax relief programs for workers and college students. However, the payroll tax holiday for Social Security and Medicare was not extended, bringing 2013 tax rates back up to 2010 levels of 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent.
Lead is a heavy metal commonly found in paint on the inside and outside of houses built before 1978. The effects of lead poisoning can be severe, harming children and adults alike. Children are most at risk because lead can permanently harm their developing bodies.