John Nichols of The Nation mentions Rich Whitney, Illinois Green Party candidate for governor, in a recent article entitled “Banking for the People”:
In Illinois, Green Party gubernatorial nominee Rich Whitney, who won 10 percent of the statewide vote in 2006, proposes depositing all state tax revenues and pension contributions in a state bank. “Instead of using state funds as a means to further enrich private banks, a state-owned bank could earn additional revenue for the state while at the same time help spur economic development in Illinois,” he argues.
Getting started at about the same time we did here at GPW, Pinko Magazine has an interesting article about a program at Radio Nation with Laura Flanders. The program includes Van Jones of Green for All, and our own Rosa Clemente. You can listen to the program here