Maine public banking advocates have proposed an amendment, and gathered the requisite signatures, for the Maine Democratic Party to place on their convention platform for 2016.Read more
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A former top Federal Reserve policy adviser, and the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, have stunned the banking world by calling for public banks and the breakup of big banks.Read more
The Public Banking Institute does not endorse, nor discourage the endorsement of, any particular candidates for public office. What we do instead is evaluate the individual policies of myriad candidates. We know that banking reform is a top priority of the two leading Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton is rightly perceived to be a few degrees less radical than Bernie Sanders in her approach to banks. She would not restore Glass Steagall, nor would she proactively break up the big banks. What would she do?Read more
Colorado’s diverse economy, recently given a boost by revenue from legal marijuana distribution, is generally in good shape. But as of early 2016. Denver Public Schools, the largest school district in the state, was hobbling economically, cutting as many as 170 faculty and staff positions.Read more