Washington State Legislature Adjourns Sine Die after Passing Supplemental Budget and Overriding Governor’s Vetoes

The Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die after passing a supplemental operating budget with bipartisan support in both chambers. The supplemental budget, which makes midcourse adjustments to the two-year 2015-17 budget, will run through June 2017.

Washington Legislative Update: Regular Session Ends Sunday

Credit union bills are headed to the governor as the legislative session comes to an end. A special session may be necessary to pass a budget.

Credit Unions Support Tens of Thousands of Northwest Jobs

Credit unions provide over 15,000 family wage jobs in Oregon and Washington, finds ECONorthwest, jobs that have a huge impact on the region.

Four Things That Improve Auto-Loan Refinance Results

Consumers are returning to car dealerships, which means big opportunity for credit unions that are prepared. Here are four things to help you capitalize.

New Mortgage Rules Take Effect Jan. 10; CFPB’s Cordray Thanks Credit Unions for ‘Hard Work’

On the eve of the implementation of new mortgage rules adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB Director Richard Cordray thanked credit unions this week for taking “another critical step in the ongoing recovery of the housing market.”

HUD Issues Discriminatory Effects Standard Final Rule

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule to formalize a national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act as the result of a discriminatory effect.