Credit Union Bills Make Headway in Oregon, Washington State Legislatures

A bill that would make several NWCUA-approved changes to the Oregon Credit Union Act was referred to a state Senate committee on consumer and small-business protection, while a bill in Washington that would allow for paid credit union board members is in line for a vote after being called to the Senate floor.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Legislature in Session, NWCUA Establishes State Priorities

The 2013 session of the Washington State Legislature began on Jan. 14 with three significant items on the year’s agenda: adopting a budget through 2017, resolving public education requirements and finalizing details related to Medicaid expansion.

NCUA Sets Reduced 2013 TCCUSF Budget at Year’s Final Open Board Meeting

At its final open meeting of the year, the NCUA board of directors approved the 2013 TCCUSF oversight budget, approved two credit unions’ requests to convert to community charters and adopted two final rules.

Financial Reality Fair Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for upcoming Financial Reality Fairs, where Northwest legislators will see high school students learning how to live on a budget during the 2013 CU Day @ the Capitol events.

Help Your Members Stay Safe and on Budget with Turnkey Holiday Shopping Media Packet

Slow days in newsrooms across the Northwest have reporters searching for content. Become a resource to your local media and help your members avoid their annual Holiday hangover by pitching these 12 simple tips to help consumers stay safe and save money.

Newly Approved 2013 NCUA Budget Represents 6.1-Percent Increase from 2012

The NCUA board of directors this morning approved a budget for 2013 that includes a 6.1-percent increase over 2012, much of which would fund NCUA employee pay and benefits. NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz also said no NCUSIF premium was likely to be needed next year.

Washington State Legislature Adjourns After Brief Double-Overtime

The Washington State Legislature approved a supplemental budget and adjourned its second special session sine die early Wednesday morning. Big banks lost their tax exemption, and $4 million was swept from the DFI’s financial services regulation fund.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Legislature Heads to Special Session

Gov. Christine Gregoire called the Washington State Legislature into special session yesterday to finish the budget after its regular session ended last Thursday without an accepted plan to close the remaining $1 billion budget deficit.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Dueling Budgets Cause Stalemate in State Legislature

This Washington Legislative Update explains the unexpected controversy in the Washington State Legislature, as Senate Republicans passed their version of the budget at 12:45 a.m. rather than signing the supplemental budget passed by the House.

Oregon Legislative Update

This Oregon legislative update outlines the latest state revenue forecast and explains the ramifications of Measure 67.

Mass Demonstrations Greet Lawmakers on Opening Day of Washington Special Session

Nearly 4,000 demonstrators occupied the state capital building in Olympia, Wash. on Monday, as state lawmakers worked to close a $1.4 billion budget shortfall.

‘Super Committee’ Fails, Triggering Across-the-Board Budget Cuts in 2013

The “super committee” charged with cutting $1.2 trillion from the U.S. budget over the next 10 years announced Monday that it would not be able to reach an agreement by its Nov. 23 deadline.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update

The NWCUA’s Regulatory Advocacy team works with state and federal regulators to help reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the credit union movement. Included here are details on Interchange Fraud Adjustment, troubled debt restructuring, and the 2012 NCUA budget.

Oregon Legislative Session’s End is Near?

This week’s Oregon Legislative Week in Review outlines how a constitutional deadline for ending the session is near despite some budget issues still needing approval.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The Washington State Legislature adjourned its special session last Wednesday after approving the $32.2 billion state operating budget, which swept $9m from DFI.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The Legislature is working in a special session to close the budget gap, and Governor Gregoire has yet to sign the Prize-Linked Savings bill.

CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Update

CUNA continues to press the Fed on interchange, and has concerns about the NCUA’s budget and its consistency in examinations.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

This week is the halfway point of the 2011 session and bills must be moved before certain deadlines or else they are dead for this session. The Association’s Credit Union Modernization bill, Senate Bill 177, met its deadline and is moving forward.