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Public Banking Tops Baltimore Mayoral Candidate’s Platform

There's a special place in my heart for Baltimore, where I've visited many times, and where some of my closest friends live. And several weeks ago I had the chance to interview Joshua Harris, a mayoral candidate who, ever since winning the first straw poll in the race, has had the city's ossified Democratic Party on the run. Shortly after our interview, Harris and colleagues put forward an agenda for city revitalization that includes public banking.

Harris's policy platform for Baltimore, "Banking for a Baltimore Undivided: Confronting Race and Class to Increase Opportunity and Equity for People and Neighborhoods," includes public banking, property tax reduction, and community benefit agreements.

Read the rest at the Public Banking Institute blog


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