Tag Archives: Vermont

PBI National Conference East / National Conference West

PBI National Conference East / National Conference West
September 27th and October 18th - Come and learn more about how public banking is moving forward and making news all over the country! Join us in Santa Fe on September 27th and in Philadelphia on October 18th to experience the on-the-ground efforts being made to establish public banks at the local and regional levels. For those interested in the process of establishing public banks at the state level, Vermont will be the ... Read more

Sanders Unveils Employee Ownership Legislation

Sanders Unveils Employee Ownership Legislation
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was joined this morning by representatives of Vermont-based, worker-owned businesses and an employee-ownership expert at a news conference to announce legislation to help workers who want to form their own businesses or worker-owned cooperatives. Sanders said employee ownership increases employment, productivity, sales and wages. The federal government, however, has not done enough for employee ownership to ... Read more

In Show of Direct Democracy, Vermont Pushes for Public Bank

In Show of Direct Democracy, Vermont Pushes for Public Bank
By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation. In a show of direct democracy that also exposed the citizenry's desire for a more localized and responsible banking system, fifteen of nineteen towns passed the ... Read more