Arizonans are hurting because our state never recovered from the Wall Street crash, and the government has continued the path of austerity. It’s time to grow our economy by establishing a public bank to bankroll infrastructure projects without taking on more debt or additional taxes. With public banking, we can build *local* businesses, fix our education system, and put people back to work. My plan also includes stopping Tea Party waste, corporate giveaways, and tax loopholes– while guaranteeing pay check fairness and equal employment. For Arizona businesses to flourish, the people must make a living wage. This is an excerpt from a talk given to the Democrats of Greater Tucson on Nov. 2, 2015. #PowersForThePeople