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WA DFI Announces Important Procedural Change

The change will affect credit unions’ OSOS public web searches, or copies of OSOS filed documents.

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 Legislature in Home Stretch

With the Washington State Legislature scheduled to complete its regular session Thursday, six policy bills of interest to credit unions are still on the table.

Governor Inslee to CU Advocates: I am a Believer in Credit Unions

Advocates attending Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia on February 4 began their day with a supportive address by Governor Jay Inslee. “You are providing financial education that is so imperative to our young families,” he noted.

Grassroots Army Messages Credit Union Difference to Washington Legislators

A grassroots army of 200 credit union employees and members fanned out across the Washington State Capitol complex Thursday, messaging lawmakers about how not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions make communities stronger.

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.

Washington Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

Well into its third special session, the Washington State Legislature finally came to the agreements needed to adjourn. Thanks to advocates, credit unions saw important priorities passed this session.

Governor Brown Signs Oregon Charter Enhancement Bill Into Law

The bill’s signing marks a successful legislative season for Northwest credit unions and makes a number of strategic enhancements to the Oregon Credit Union Act.

Oregon Legislature Passes Credit Union Charter Enhancement Bill

The bill makes several important changes to the Oregon Credit Union Act, and will now go to the governor’s office to be signed into law.

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.

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.

Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol Successfully Messages Structure, Value and Impact

Grassroots advocates captured the attention of Oregon’s legislators with a strong message about the structure, value and impact of credit unions. Key legislative leaders and Governor Kate Brown praised credit unions for leadership and impact.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Visits Credit Union Advocates

The advocates were gathered for Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol, where they shared the value and impact of credit unions with lawmakers.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Update Bill Scheduled for Hearing

The bill to update the Oregon Credit Union Act is scheduled for a hearing as the new governor is sworn in.

News From Inside the Oregon State Capitol, Feb 9-13

As the governor resigns, credit union bills are referred to committee and the legislative session marches on.

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber: “Credit Unions Epitomize Something Great”

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber was honored by credit unions this week in a special setting—Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. There he was able to learn more about what the movement has done for sick children through Credit Unions for Kids.

Regulators Respond to Inslee on Marijuana Banking

Federal Regulators responded to Governor Inslee’s May Letter, saying they are reviewing FinCEN guidance and calling on Congress to provide legislative clarity.