Column: Action needed to end state’s wage gap growth

Sometimes it seems our political leaders know only four-letter words like JOBS.

They often precede this with another four-letter word: GOOD. What is a good job? Presumably, one that pays well, offers important benefits and provides reliable security over time.

Today, the emphasis in Indiana and most of the United States is on the number of jobs. Although the unemployment rate continues to fall, the nation, as of December, was still 649,000 private-sector jobs short of the level six years earlier.

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