ID Governor Kicks Off 2022 Legislative Season with Optimistic State of the State

The speech was highlighted by an optimistic view of Idaho’s economy and job outlook, but specifically by the $1.9 billion budget surplus that the Governor announced in his speech.

12 Northwest Credit Unions Receive Emergency Capital Investment Program Grants

The funds will help credit unions in their continued support of consumers, businesses, and communities that are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Idaho Capitol Building

Idaho House Censures Rep. Priscilla Giddings Unbecoming Conduct

As the Idaho Legislature returned this week — primarily to tackle the issue of state and federal vaccine mandates — they had another issue to finalize before the end of the year. 

Tumultuous Restart for the Idaho Legislative Session

On Monday, the Idaho Legislature re-opened the 2021 Legislative Session, primarily to tackle the issue of vaccine mandates, especially those handed down from the Biden Administration, both to federal contractors and all U.S. companies with over 100 employees.

U.S. DOL Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Large Employers to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing Policy

NWCUA’s Compliance team breaks down the new standard and provides insight on state-specific responses.

Redistricting Map 2022 ID

Idaho Redistricting Committee Narrows in on a new Legislative Map

What legislative district will you be in for the 2022 election? Who will you be voting for in Congress or the Legislature in November of 2022?

ID Speaker of the House

Idaho Legislature to Reconvene the 2021 Session on November 15

The Speaker will work diligently to limit the topics that are likely included in the bucket of “pertinent business” to the issue of vaccine mandates and the ethics complaints, but as this is not a topic specific “special session”, which is called by the Governor, the Legislature may find itself “bogged down” in all types of matters.

NCUA Issues Guidance on ECIP 30-Year Maturity Date Utilization

In a statement from the letter NCUA outlines, “Low-income credit unions may receive 30-year subordinated debt investments from the ECIP.

Grassroots Response: IRS Reporting Requirement Proposal

A recent IRS data collection proposal taken up in the Reconciliation package in congress has brought us yet another opportunity to show up and make our collective voices heard.

Crapo and others

Senator Crapo Holds Roundtable Discussion on Proposed IRS Data Collection

Idaho credit union leaders joined U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and other stakeholders for a roundtable discussion Tuesday, Oct. 12

Little & McGeanchin

McGeachin’s Political Gamesmanship Continues in Idaho

If you have been watching the news over this past week, you know there has been quite a potentially high-stakes political tennis match between Governor Brad Little and Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin.

Alert on cellphone

Action Alert: IRS Reporting Requirements Proposal

This effort is intended to improve taxpayer compliance and increase federal revenues by $463 billion over the next ten years.

August Virtual Hike Meetings

In focus for these meetings are the potential threats to the credit card interchange system being floated in the Senate.

Idaho Economy and State Budget Continue Breaking Records

Governor Little held a press conference while visiting the communities around Coeur d’Alene, outlining the current strength and continued positive trajectory of Idaho’s economy.

2022 Race for Idaho Governor Already Getting Crowded

Only one week following the quasi-end of the 2021 Idaho Legislative Session and the race to be Idaho’s Governor has already started to get crowded.

ID State Capitol

Idaho Legislature (Somewhat) Adjourns the Session for 2021

After breaking the record for the longest Legislative Session in State history, at 122 Days, the Idaho Legislature has returned to their districts, having completed their business for the year…but are they done?

Idaho Legislature Recesses After Completing Majority of Work

Late Wednesday evening, the Idaho Senate and House worked through the vast majority of their remaining legislative work.

Rocky Road as Idaho Legislature Works to Close out the 2021 Session

It is time for the Idaho Legislature to complete their work and adjourn for the year, as the tone and tenor of political wrangling has become unruly and unproductive.