Washington Reps. Kirby, Hoff Will Not Run for Re-Election

When the Washington State Legislature re-convenes in January 2023 it will be without two credit union champions as both Rep. Steve Kirby, D-Tacoma, and Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, will not run for re-election in November.

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Priority Legislation Signed by Governor as 2022 Session Ends

Washington lawmakers adjourned the 2022 legislative session late Thursday night, which was closely followed by Governor Jay Inslee signing House Bill 1165, priority credit union legislation, into law on Friday morning.

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Federal Update Addressing Variety of Topics, Including Ukraine Aid

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a $1.5 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government funded and address a variety of other issues including $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine and Eastern European countries.

BREAKING: Credit Union Priority Bill Clears Legislature — Heads to Governor’s Desk for Signature

Credit union advocates should be incredibly proud of their cooperative effort, which led to this morning’s passage of House Bill 1165 by the Washington State Senate by a broad bipartisan majority of 43-5.

Video Update: Latest Report from Olympia

Find out where things stand and what lies ahead in the 2022 legislative session live from the Washington State Capitol campus in Olympia.

Not too late to register for WA Virtual Credit Union Day at the Capitol

Gather with your colleagues from throughout the state to learn more about the 2022 legislative session and credit union priority issues.

Video Update from the Washington State Capitol

Check out an update on the 2022 legislative session, credit union priority legislation, and Washington’s Virtual Credit Union Day at the Capitol from Olympia, WA.

Contact Your Local Representatives to Ask for Support of Credit Union Priority Legislation

The State House voted to pass HB 1165 the evening of Jan. 26 so this opportunity to ask for your local House member’s support has closed.

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WA House Votes to Delay Much Discussed Long Term Care Program

The later deadline gives lawmakers more time to work through some of the policy and implementation challenges that have been raised by employees, employers, and policymakers over the last year.

Credit union legislation approved by House Committee

Credit union priority legislation unanimously cleared the House Consumer Protection and Business Committee on the fourth day of the 2022 legislative session.

2022 Washington Legislative Session Underway

The Washington State Legislature officially gaveled in today for its 60-day session that will see lawmakers attempt to tackle a number of important issues without much time to get them done.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Washington State’s Economist Revises Revenue Forecast Upward

The news came during yesterday’s meeting of the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council as part of Dr. Stephen Lerch’s official quarterly forecast.