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Arizona bill SB 1206 would establish the public Sovereign State Bank of Arizona

Reflecting the broad nonpartisan appeal of having local control over the state’s own money, Arizona has a new public bank bill, SB 1206. Text of the bill includes, “This State shall engage in the business of banking, and shall maintain a system of banking, owned, controlled and operated by the State under the name of Sovereign State Bank […]

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doom loop

New on Substack | Ellen Brown on Tackling California’s Budget Crisis: Raise Taxes, Cut Programs, or Form a Bank?

We’ve cross-posted the latest article from PBI Co-Chair Ellen Brown on our Substack. As the state’s budget deadline of June 15 looms, Ellen examines an alternative solution to California’s potentially catastrophic “Doom Loop” $73 billion deficit: “In 2022, the state of California celebrated a record budget surplus of $97.5 billion. Two years later, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, this

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Past Present and Future event

Event: Virtual Town Hall, Wednesday, May 22 6:00-7:00pm PT | The Past Present, and Future of Public Banking with Ellen Brown

Washingtonians for Public Banking is hosting a virtual town hall with Ellen Brown on Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT. Ellen is the featured speaker and will make a 45 min presentation on the past, present, and future of public banking. [Register]

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Mayday for Money

Event Reminder: Mayday for Money May 17-19 in Chicago, organized by the Alliance for Just Money

The Alliance for Just Money is organizing a three-day Mayday for Money event in Chicago May 17 – 19 that includes a march, screenings, and teach-ins. From the event website: May 18th is the 110th anniversary of the Federal Reserve Banks and of Congress ceding the power to create money to commercial banks. In 2024, we change the narrative of

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Wisconsin State Reps introduce public bank bill with intent to build support for it prior to next year’s session

On April 11, Wisconsin State Representatives Darrin Madison, Francesca Hong and Sue S. Clancy introduced AB 1220, cosponsored by WI State Senator Chris Larson — a bill creating an authority to be known as the Public Bank of Wisconsin and making an appropriation. Text of the bill includes, “The Public Bank must organize as a state-chartered bank supervised

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Great Forks, ND flood photo courtesy BND

New On Substack | Public Bank versus Public Patronage: The North Dakota BND v. The Minnesota IRRRB

Our journey on Substack continues with a first-hand report by Peter Nickitas in Minnesota on the impact a public bank can make: “I have lived in neighboring Minnesota from childhood and have noticed significant differences in the economies and infrastructure of the two states. … Fargo and Moorhead are across the Red River of the North from each

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Key Bridge collapse photo by Army, public domain

Ellen Brown: By the Dawn’s Early Light: On the Fall of the Francis Scott Key Bridge

PBI Co-Chair Ellen Brown’s latest article delves into the far-reaching implications of the Key Bridge collapse. “Hopefully the Key Bridge strike was an accident, as most news outlets contend. But whether it was or not, we have serious weaknesses in critical infrastructure that need to be addressed. Bridges such as the Key Bridge are classified

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Substack launch

PBI embarks on the Substack journey

PBI is happy to announce that we are beginning our journey on Substack with the launch of PBI News & Views. For those not familiar with Substack, it’s a publishing platform for independent writers and organizations that is subscription based instead of advertising based. It gives independent writers a platform that’s not skewed by advertiser algorithms. We’re launching

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Detour photo by Tom Fisk, Pexels

PBI’s response to the recent NJ recommendations: The public bank that wasn’t — New Jersey’s excursion into public banking

Read now on Substack PBI’s response by Co-Chair Ellen Brown in collaboration with PBI Senior Advisors and team to NJ’s recent report titled “Recommendations for Implementing a Public Bank in New Jersey” submitted by Next Street to Governor Phil Murphy on Feb 2, 2024. “In 2017, Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, made the establishment of

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