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Support Senate Bill 5553 to create a state bank and support vital infrastructure

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Create the Washington State Investment Trust, Support Vital Infrastructure Get SB 5553 a Public Hearing – Call the Committee Members ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We need creative solutions to spur investment in Washington State to support infrastructure for schools, stimulate economic development, put more Washingtonians to work and make projects like Solutionary Rail closer to becoming a […]

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Seattle Public Municipal Bank Forum, Dec 10

Join Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata, State Senator Bob Hasegawa, Gwen Hallsmith of the Public Banking Institute, the Seattle Public Bank Coalition, and experts in public banking for a public forum on A Municipal Bank for Seattle Dec 10 at 7pm University Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle More information at Seattle could […]

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Time for the Washington State Treasurer to Stop Gambling on Wall Street…and Start Supporting the Safety of Public Banking

According to the Washington State Treasurer, Jim McIntire, economic recovery is just around the corner. Herbert Hoover said exactly the same thing in 1932 – just months before nearly every private bank in America went broke due to their excessive gambling on Wall Street. As State Treasurer, Jim manages about $70 billion in pension funds […]

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Public banking conference on lifestream tomorrow (Sunday)

Don’t miss the Public Banking Conference on lifestream.  Speakers will include Ellen Brown, Matt Taibbi, Gar Alperovitz, and Birgitta Jonsdottir. Thanks to John Repp and Cindy Cole will represent Washington State there! The Public Banking Institute is having their annual conference in San Francisco beginning at 1:00 PM tomorrow, Sunday, June 2nd, 3rd and 4th.   If you have […]

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Effective and doable

PUBLIC STATE BANKS OR WALL STREET BANKS: THE CHOICE IS OURS If you missed last Saturday’s “Banking for We the People” call, then you missed a great discussion about an elegant yet simple economic solution, which helps states save huge sums of taxpayer dollars and shores up local economies. We heard from Rocky Anderson and […]

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Public Banking Conference Call – April 6, 2013 – RSVP NOW!

Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, is the inspiration and thought leader behind the Public Banking Institute, where she serves as Chairman and President. Ellen will discuss the benefits of public banking, the disadvantages of the current banking system and what we can do to take control of our banking system so it works […]

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SB 5029 – Creating the Washington investment trust update

Friends, We need a state bank. Not much good will come out of the legislature this year, but we must continue to push the state bank idea forward. We can make our money go further, reduce state debt, and keep investing in our own state economy. It doesn’t hurt that this bill would take our […]

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State Bank hearing Feb 14 in Olympia

Chio Saeteurn, Legislative Assistant to State Sen. Bob Hasegawa reports: On behalf of Senator Hasegawa, I am pleased to inform you that SB 5029, Creating the Washington investment trust, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Thursday, February 14th at 1:30 pm in the Senate Committee of Financial Institutions and Housing & Insurance, Senate […]

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Action: Support the Senate's Washington Investment Trust bill

Senator Hasegawa has introduced a bill in the Senate.  #5029   The bill has 10 co-sponsors: Chase, Shin, Conway, Rolfes, Darneille, Hargrove, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Kline and Frockt.   It has been referred to the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee.  There was no hearing date as of today 2/4/13.  You can find a copy of the bill here: […]

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Notes on the Washington Investment Trust Forum

Co-authored with John Repp, both members of Washington Public Bank Project For those of you unable to attend the forum last Thursday, Sept 27, 2012 sponsored by PSARA -“Would a State Investment Trust (AKA a public bank) Benefit the People of Washington”? We submit here our notes and comments. The forum was very well attended. Interest […]