Ellen Brown is interviewed by Bill Still on the beginning of her Green Party bid for Treasurer in California (Green Party candidate Laura Wells is running for Controller). It looks good for her getting on the ballot, though the primary this year, for the first time, is winner-take-all. She advocates for repurposing the Treasurer’s $76B investment fund into a Public Bank. $76B is more than the entire debt of California, and is not currently allowed to be used for California’s public good. It is a separated rainy day fund. Brown and Wells would change that if elected. Brown talks about how California could save 35-40% on public projects by collecting interest back into a Public Bank, or even 50% in the case of the Bay Bridge. Ellen Brown is a true reformer. – Ed. Scott Baker
The Green Party of Connecticut nominated a slate of candidates Saturday for the November election for attorney general, comptroller, treasurer, and secretary of the state.
Based on state law, the party has ballot lines for 2010 for those statewide positions. But since the party lacked the necessary 1 percent of the vote in the 2006 governor’s race, the party does not have an automatic ballot line for governor in 2010.
For attorney general, Stephen Fournier – a Hartford attorney with 30 years of active practice at the bar – gained the party’s nomination.
For secretary of the state, longtime candidate Michael DeRosa of Wethersfield accepted the party’s nod. DeRosa ran in 2006, but he was unable to get into a debate against Democrat Susan Bysiewicz.
David Bue, an investment adviser from Westport, will be the candidate for treasurer against Democratic incumbent Denise Nappier, while Colin Bennet of Westbrook has the party’s support for comptroller in the race against longtime Democratic incumbent Nancy Wyman. Continue Reading →