State action to promote job growth may have side effect: a widening gap between rich and poor

  • by: DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 5, 2014 - 1:05 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lawmakers in many states have been trying to boost their post-recession economies by cutting income taxes, curbing aid to the long-term jobless or holding down the minimum wage. Some have pursued all of these steps.

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