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Seattle, WA – July 14, 2017 After 6 years of persistent encouragement, WA State Senator Bob Hasegawa finally saw his baby walk. That baby is the goal of getting the State legislature to act on the creation of a state-owned public bank. In an extended workshop on what creating such […]

WA State Steps Forward On A State Bank!


Originally Posted by Walt McRee on PublicBankingInstitute.org June 13, 2017 Last week’s gubernatorial primary resulted not only in the ascension of candidate Phil Murphy to the threshold of the NJ statehouse, but also the elevation of public banking into mainstream political discourse for the entire country. Since Murphy adopted public […]

The Meaning of the Murphy Win




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Originally posted by Pam Hersh on CentralJersey.com | May 19, 2017 The connection between fighting against “Dick-and-Jane” gender stereotyping and fighting for a public bank in New Jersey is a fighter called Joan. A resident of Princeton since 1968, Joan Bartl is known as a tireless advocate for causes intended […]

LOOSE ENDS: Joan Bartl is part of the movement aimed ...


This story was originally published on NextCity.org, which publishes daily news and analysis on cities. Philadelphia City Council Member Cindy Bass was already thinking about how to cut the city’s ties with Wells Fargo when bank CEO John Stumpf testified last September before the US Senate. Questioning Stumpf about the bank’s fraudulent […]

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks


Originally posted by Jonathan Tasini on Los Angeles Times April 26, 2017 Republicans are dead set on rolling back regulations passed to restrain Wall Street and big banks from repeating the kind of shenanigans that fueled the 2008 financial collapse. Rather than fight a losing battle at the federal level, […]

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Originally Posted by Ellen Brown on HUFFPOST 04/12/2017 05:26 am ET Phil Murphy, the leading Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his campaign. He says the New Jersey bank would “take money out of Wall Street and put it to work […]

What a State-Owned Bank Can Do for New Jersey