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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 […]

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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, […]

How a California Public Bank could fix the freeways, send ...





ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE HILL BY DOUGLAS SINGLETERRY AND ZENON CHRISTODOULOU, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 01/26/17 07:00 PM EST Since the 2008 financial crisis, the idea of creating a public bank has been proposed in dozens of states across the country. Cities including Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle are […]

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY JOHN REITMEYER ON NJ SPOTLIGHT | OCTOBER 26, 2016 Joan Bartl believes taxpayer-owned financial institution would be ‘logical and practical’ because of the state’s ‘significant fiscal problems’ Joan Bartl Who she is: Joan Bartl, state coordinator in New Jersey for the nonprofit Public Banking Institute. Where she calls ‘home’: […]

Profile: The Woman Laying the Groundwork for a Public Bank ...



ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON NJ SPOTLIGHT JOHN REITMEYER | AUGUST 3, 2015 After state provides start-up capital, new financial institution would then provide low-interest loans for infrastructure, new schools and other projects As New Jersey’s economy continues to struggle to recover from the last recession, there’s growing support for making a […]

Public Bank Touted as Way to Raise Funds Without Burdening ...



ORIGINALLY POSTED BY WALT MCREE | JULY 15, 2015 A “Public Bank of New Jersey” could support development agencies through low-cost loans not expensive bonds Walt McRee is chair of the Public Banking Institute. New Jersey should have its own public bank — in fact, perhaps several of them dedicated to […]

OP-ED: Garden State Needs Its Own Public Bank to Help ...