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Author Ellen Brown discusses how public banking can create shared prosperity

Author Ellen Brown discusses how public banking can create shared prosperity

By Robert Raymond, Shareable. Ellen Brown discusses the public banking solution, with a nod to the California Public Banking Alliance and our grassroots movement working to radically transform the banking system in the U.S. Since the 2008 financial collapse, people across the country have been exploring new ways of democratizing the economy. How could the disaster inflicted by […]

100 Years Ago, Farmers and Socialists Established the Country’s First Modern Public Bank

100 Years Ago, Farmers and Socialists Established the Country’s First Modern Public Bank

In These Times authors Thomas M. Hanna and Adam Simpson gives the California Public Banking Alliance a nod! “Whatever the bill’s ultimate fate, the campaign that the California Public Banking Alliance has put together is truly remarkable. More than 100 organizations representing 3.3 million Californians have endorsed the bill. These include labor unions (such as the […]

Has the Time Come for Banks Run By Cities and Voters?

Has the Time Come for Banks Run By Cities and Voters?

CityLab talks to Sushil Jacob, Julian LaRosa and David Jette on how the Public Banking Act can create a democratically-run financial institution that can address the needs of our local communities. “We planted a seed,” tweeted Public Banks L.A., the day the organization’s ballot measure—which would have created the country’s first city-led public banking institution—failed last year in Los Angeles. […]

Wall Street Beware: The Public Banking Movement Is Coming for You

Wall Street Beware: The Public Banking Movement Is Coming for You

By Robert R. Raymond, Truthout. It may not come as a surprise to hear that the majority of Americans don’t trust the banking system in this country. Only 27 percent of those surveyed in a 2016 Gallup poll said they had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the institution — less than half […]

Public-banking bill sails through California Senate committee with North Bay support

Public-banking bill sails through California Senate committee with North Bay support

By Chase DiFeliciantonio, North Bay Business Journal. A bill that would allow some municipalities to establish their own banks in California edged through a state committee Wednesday. The legislation, Assembly Bill 857, passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a 4-3 vote with the support of Chairman Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg. Authored by Assemblymen David […]

How Big Banks Work

How Big Banks Work

Nomi Prins leads a panel discussion on big banking featuring Sean Stone, Trinity Tran (California Public Banking  Alliance and Public Bank LA), and David Dayen. Watch on The Young Turks.

Public Banking Act passes state Senate test

Public Banking Act passes state Senate test

Beverly Press. The Public Banking Act, AB 857, passed its first hurdle in the California Senate on June 19. The measure passed through the Senate Banking Committee and now heads to the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) said AB 857 has the broad support from labor unions, environmental groups, grassroots […]

In Us We Trust

In Us We Trust

By Tom Gogola, Pacific Sun. There’s an effort afoot in Sacramento for public banking that’s putting the focus on how localities manage their investment portfolios. A bill that’s currently parked in a Senate committee chaired by North Bay legislator Mike McGuire would, for the first time, allow municipalities or regions to create commercial banks that would […]

Does public banking loom in California?

Does public banking loom in California?

By Scott Soriano, Capitol Weekly. The concept of public banking in California is making a comeback. By law, currently California cities and counties typically have one place to deposit the funds they collect from taxes, fees and fines: private commercial banks. Billions of dollars of public money are handled by commercial banks — for a […]

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