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Like most part-time workers Walker didn't pay much attention to the Fiscal Cliff Debate.
That changed when he got his paycheck Wednesday.
"I could tell it was a little bit lower than usual," said Walker. "I got the calculator on to calculate my hours to see exactly if I missed something a little bit."
Rex didn't miss anything.
His paycheck is smaller because the amount we all pay for Social Security just jumped 2%.
Nashville CPA Kevin Hickman says that Social Security hike is just the beginning.
Some deductions for college tuition are going away along with the deduction many Tennesseans use for sales taxes.
"Every client we had used that itemized used it," said Hickman. "It's gonna be disappointing a lot of people were keeping up with receipts I bought a car this year."
Some people will be paying higher taxes too.
The fiscal cliff deal raises some income taxes on singles making over
$400,000 and couples making $450,000.
The capital gains tax is also rising 5%.
"Depending on the circumstances it could be a substantial additional tax," said Hickman.
Walker isn't worried about that tax yet but his paycheck is proof even part-time employees are seeing less money this year.
Wednesday, January 2 2013, 10:48 PM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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