Oregon Legislature Wraps Up Intense Session

After 32 intense days, the Oregon legislature adjourned March 3. In spite of a short session, some legislation of interest to credit unions passed. Now the focus is on preparing for 2017.

In Final Days of Session, Oregon Legislature Passes Marijuana Banking Legislation

The Oregon Legislature ended its 2016 session on Thursday, March 3. In the final days, legislation passed removing criminal liability from financial institutions servicing legal marijuana businesses.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As Wednesday’s house of origin deadline approaches, most bills being tracked by the Northwest Credit Union Association remain in committee—but a pair of key bills are moving toward passage.

Washington Credit Union Advocates Advance Fraud and Foreclosure Bills During Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol

A grassroots army of 200 credit union advocates helped move the needle on the policy advancement strategy in the areas of fraud- and foreclosure-related legislation during last week’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Governor Inslee to Address Advocates at NWCUA’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol

More than 150 advocates will be in Olympia Thursday to discuss the Credit Union Movement’s policy advancement agenda with lawmakers. Against that backdrop the NWCUA is tracking foreclosure, public funds, marijuana banking, and mortgage-related legislation.

Credit Unions’ Policy Agenda Front and Center in Oregon Legislature

With the Oregon Legislature scheduled to begin its session on February 1, the Northwest Credit Union Association is on alert, monitoring bills related to affordable housing, elder and vulnerable person abuse, the Oregon Growth Board, and student loans.

Public Funds, Payroll Card Legislation on Washington Credit Unions’ Priority List

As the Washington State Legislature rolls into its third week, credit unions’ policy advancement strategy is firmly focused on legislation concerning public fund deposits and payroll cards.

Spokane Media FCU Gives Member a New Lease on Life

The team at Spokane Media Federal Credit Union went above and beyond to help one member cope with the loss of his job at an age when many people are retiring.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Beat Deadlines

Prize-linked savings bill signed into law as the update to the Oregon Credit Union Act moves to the House floor for a final vote.

Federal Legislative Update: Regulatory Relief Bills Move Through the House, Senate Action Should Follow Shortly

Regulatory relief and data security are getting attention in Congress. Credit unions also focused on tax reform and charter updates. Two Northwest Members of Congress add their names as co-sponsors of credit unions’ MBL bill.

Washington Legislative Update: Special Session Begins

Budget negotiators are in Olympia for a special session of the legislature to bridge budget divides.

Washington Legislative Update: Governor Signs Credit Union Bills

As the legislature heads into a special session, Governor Inslee signs two credit union bills into law.

Oregon Legislative Update: First Deadline in Oregon Capitol Reached

With credit union bills already passed houses of origin and moving forward, the first critical deadline of the legislative season leaves other bills ‘dead.’

Oregon Legislative Update: Committee Deadline Hits

NWCUA continues working on top priorities as the committee deadline hits and minimum wage bills are heard.

Oregon Legislative Update: Committee Deadline Approaches

With credit union bills already passed houses of origin, Oregon Legislature approaches deadline for other bills.

Washington Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Pass Washington Legislature

Both credit union priority bills passed the Washington State Legislature and will be sent to the governor to be signed into law.

Washington Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Awaiting House Vote

With only three weeks left in the legislative session, credit union bills await vote while budgets are debated. Vote expected by week’s end.