The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo51° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi79° Becoming Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo53° Clear

Monday

Hi83° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi80° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo50° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi79° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

State job growth may widen gap between rich and poor

Send to Kindle
Print This

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.

Whether such policies will spur businesses to expand as hoped isn’t yet clear. But collectively, the actions could ease the financial burden for the states’ most affluent residents while reducing the safety net for those at the bottom.

The shift may…

View my options or Sign in