Arizona is a low-wage state. As long as state and local governments continue to starve our economy, lay off workers and cut services that help people, Arizona will not recover from the Wall Street crash. It’s time to grow local businesses and put Arizonans back to work by investing in our economy through public banking.

This is an excerpt from a talk at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson on Sept. 6, 2015. Pamela Powers Hannley announced her candidacy for the Arizona House in this speech.