Green Party candidate outlines platform in Glens Falls

More taxes on Wall Street, free education for college students and publicly funded jobs.

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins stated his platform Saturday at the Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe with how $25 billion in revenue in taxes taken from the rich, Wall Street bonuses and electronic trading would fund services like free education and jobs to mass public transit projects and a single-payer health care system.

Hawkins’ platform also includes a ban on hydrofracking, a restructuring of Medicaid so counties don’t bill 45 percent of one’s property but having the state handle the entire cost of the program, community-owned banks and a moratorium on foreclosures, among other changes.

“So how do you pay for it?” he asked.

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