New Jersey


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 […]

Public banks help communities thrive. Why aren’t there more?


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 POSTED BY JOHN REITMEYER NJ SPOTLIGHT | SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 Former Golden Sachs executive also called for a higher minimum wage, tax breaks for those with lower incomes, and efforts to encourage high-tech Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy delivering a major policy speech on the campus of the New Jersey Institute […]

Phil Murphy Makes State Bank Centerpiece of Gubernatorial Campaign




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 ...