Councilmember Kaplan Reports on Oakland Public Banking Forum

Our February 9 Public Banking Forum at Oakland City Hall was a huge success with overflow crowds, great speakers, and lots of audience questions. We’re receiving many requests for more information and how to volunteer. To get involved, click here. Oakland Councilmember At Large Rebecca Kaplan emceed the evening. Here is her post-event wrap-up. *** … Read moreCouncilmember Kaplan Reports on Oakland Public Banking Forum

Elizabeth Warren on Cannabis and Banking

s.e. smith has a fine article at Truthout about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s support for cannabis access to banks: If the question of whether your friendly neighborhood cannabis cooperative can access the bank doesn’t seem pressing to you, consider this: In 2016, the industry pushed $7 billion in sales — and much of that money was processed … Read moreElizabeth Warren on Cannabis and Banking

Vermont Introduces Public Bank Legislation!

State Representative Brian Cina and State Senator Anthony Pollina have introduced a public banking bill in Vermont’s state legislature  that is being submitted to the legislature to create a commission to establish a statewide public bank in Vermont. The bill would establish a commission “charged with designing a results-based public banking model.”

Op-Ed Lays Out Details for Santa Fe Public Bank

Christmas Eve brought us a new op-ed supporting the effort to create a Public Bank of Santa Fe. Brass Tacks Team learned from Santa Fe’s 2011-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and debt service documents that Santa Fe spent $7 million in bond issuance costs and fiscal agent fees, and will pay $25 million in interest … Read moreOp-Ed Lays Out Details for Santa Fe Public Bank