Economic Inequality

Connecticut's Himes To Head U.S. Committee On Economic Disparity

Jun 18, 2021
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.)
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Democratic Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes is now the head of the newly-formed Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth.

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Plans are underway in Connecticut to set up bonds for thousands of children from low-income families. It’s the first program of its kind in the nation.

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A Connecticut foundation says economic inequality is creating stark disparities in education and employment opportunities for young people across Fairfield County.