Idaho Legislators and Business Leaders Converge at 2019 IACI Conference

Idaho business leaders and members of the Idaho Legislature are meeting this week at the 2019 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) Conference in Coeur d’Alene.  Congressman Russ Fulcher (R – ID) kicked off the conference on Sunday afternoon, outlining the pressing issues facing the U.S. Congress, while also providing his perspective as a […]

Idaho Capitol Chapter Growing Advocacy Expertise

This past week, a group of Idaho Capitol Chapter members raised the bar on their advocacy expertise and parliamentary procedure acumen.  The NWCUA Advocacy team had the opportunity to spend time with this impressive group of Capitol Chapter professionals in a “lunch ‘n’ learn” setting.  The discussion outlined the true purpose and importance of credit […]

Advocacy Training and the 2019 East Idaho Credit Union Annual Meeting

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Governor Little Proclaims April as Financial Literacy Month in Idaho

On Tuesday morning, Governor Brad Little signed a proclamation establishing April as Financial Literacy Month in the State of Idaho.  Governor Little and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth also presented three $75 IDEAL College Savings scholarships to the winners of the Piggy Bank Beauty Contest, which was sponsored by the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition (IFLC), earlier […]

NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger Addresses Northwest Credit Union Association Committee

On Thursday March 28, NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger and NCUA Associate Regional Director Mike Dyer addressed the Northwest Credit Union Associations Regulatory Advisory Subcommittee. Board Member Metsger provided the committee with an update on rules and regulations that the board may pursue, and insight on the board’s decision to lower the normal operating level–which […]

Governor Little Signs S.B. 1048

On Wednesday, Idaho Governor Brad Little (R – ID) signed S.B.1048 into law.  As you recall, S. 1048 is the NWCUA’s legislation that provides additional technical updates to the Idaho Credit Union Act, which is a follow-on to the governance modernization that was completed during the 2018 Session of the Idaho Legislature.   Thank you to […]

Idaho Credit Union Act Technical Update Clears the House, Heads to the Governor

Earlier today, S. 1048, passed out of the Idaho House of Representatives on a unanimous vote.  As you will recall, S. 1048 is the technical update to the Idaho Credit Union Act, which is follow-up legislation to the broader credit union governance updates that were passed during the 2018 Session of the Idaho Legislature.   Representative […]

NWCUA Works with Idaho House Transportation Chairman to Introduce Lienholder Notification on Towing

On Wednesday, the NWCUA Advocacy team presented legislation that would require written notification to automobile lienholders if a vehicle was not recovered by the owner within seventy-two (72) hours, following a tow and/or vehicle impound.  Working in collaboration with Idaho House Transportation Committee Chairman Joe Palmer (R – Meridian – 20), the NWCUA worked to […]

Senate Confirms Hood, Harper for NCUA BOD, While Oregonian Rick Metsger Wraps up Service

The Senate confirmed Rodney Hood and Todd Harper Thursday to serve on the National Credit Union Board of Directors, meaning the agency will have a full-time board for the first time in three years. Hood will replace Oregonian Rick Metsger, who continued to serve even after his term expired in August 2017. Harper fills the seat […]

A Win for CUs: Sen. Warren Updates American Housing and Economic Mobility Act

Samantha Beeler, your Association’s VP, Advocacy just checked in from CUNA GAC to let us know that Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced an updated version of the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act. When this legislation was originally introduced, Sen. Warren planned to expand the Community Reinvestment Act to include some credit union requirements. The […]

Idaho Senator Crapo Addresses CUNA GAC

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) took the main stage at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference Tuesday, and thanked credit union advocates for supporting the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S.2155). “This bill was the largest regulatory rollback for Main Street financial institutions in nearly a decade, passed with broad, bipartisan support and signed […]

Northwest Advocates Prepped for Hill Visits Tomorrow

More than 200 advocates representing credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, are prepared to fan out Wednesday to meet with every Northwest Member of Congress, U.S. Senator, or staff members. They are attending the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Customized advocacy training was provided by your Association’s Jennifer Wagner, EVP and Chief Advocacy Officer, and […]