Public Banking & the Nonpartisan League: Is It Time for a Financial Revolution?

  During this political season, we have heard a lot about too-big-to-fail banks, corporate greed, politicians on the take, bad trade deals, inequality and … starting a revolution to save the middle class. Just over 100 years ago, at the dawn of the first American Progressive Era, the same conditions sparked a revolution which spread…

Arizona's debt to Wall Street

SB1301: State-Owned Bank Task Force Bill Passes Committee

For the second year in a row, Southern Arizona Senator Andrea Dalessandro’s task force bill to study creation of a state-owned passed the Arizona Senate’s Financial Institutions Committee. This year’s bipartisan vote was 6-1 with only Senator Gail Griffin, also from Southern Arizona, voting no. In the highly polarized Legislature where many bills sponsored by…

Pamela Powers Hannley

Spreading the Word about Public Banking (video)

For the past year, Arizonans for a New Economy Co-Directors Jim Hannley and Pamela Powers-Hannley have been giving presentations and promoting public banking throughout Southern Arizona. And the work continues into 2015. Most recently, we spoke to Sustainable Tucson in December and to the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church in January. Check out the video presentations…