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.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Feb 9-13

NWCUA-sponsored bills receive hearing, now face Friday deadline.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review, Feb 2-6

Bills for prize-linked savings and updating the OR Credit Union act introduced; plus updates on other bills we’re tracking.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Feb 2-6

Both NWCUA-sponsored bills to amend the Washington Credit Union Act are up for hearings this week.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Jan 26-30

Two new credit union bills introduced, supplemental operating budget passes House, plus movement on other important bills.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Jan 19-23

Northwest credit union legislative agenda is on track after second week of Washington legislative session.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, January 12-16

Legislature begins long session under Supreme Court contempt order; will tackle taxes, education and transportation issues.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

NW Priority Credit Union makes bicycle magic; Solarity Credit Union makes holiday feast for homeless youth.

Credit Union Champions Enjoy Successful Midterms at Federal and State Levels

Credit-union-backed candidates won more than 90% of their elections nationally, with even higher numbers in Oregon and Washington.

The Difference: Family Climbs Back From the Financial Brink

Through counseling and strategic credit, a Washington family regained their financial footing with help from Newrizons Federal Credit Union.

Political Soothsayer Charlie Cook Shared Insights at Amplify

Cook said that midterms lean towards Republicans, shared his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race.

CUNA Announces Jim Nussle, Former House Budget Chair, as New CEO

Jim Nussle, former eight-term congressman, House budget chair, White House Management and Budget Office director, named new CUNA CEO.

Rep. Heck’s Pro Marijuana Banking Amendment Passes House

Banking of legal marijuana businesses received support from the House in two votes Wednesday. One of the measures was proposed by Rep. Denny Heck.

Oregon’s 2014 Election Takes Shape after Filing Deadline – with a Few Surprises

Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren’t seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won’t have any opponent at all in the primary or general election.

Oregon Legislative Update: Short Session Ends with a Flurry

After 33 days, the second short legislative session in Oregon’s history adjourned on March 7 with a flurry of mostly small, technical bills and minor budget adjustments. Several controversial measures were left on the table, but lawmakers did pass bills of interest to credit unions.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Session Expected to End Thursday

With the final deadline for considering bills from the opposite house now behind them, lawmakers will focus during this final week of the legislative session on initiatives, budgets and matters related to implementing budgets. They’ll also work on negotiating differences between bills passed by the House or Senate.

Oregon Legislative Update: Short Session Could Wrap Up This Week

Key issues remain on the agenda as the Oregon Legislature nears the end of a short session, but one bill of interest to credit unions — dealing with possessory liens — has already passed both the House and Senate.

Northwest Advocates Head to the Hill to Share Credit Union Message with Congress

“It’s a great day to be a credit union advocate”: Oregon and Washington’s GAC delegates spent much of the day Tuesday preparing to “hike the Hill” today and share the credit union message with all four Northwest senators and all 15 of the region’s representatives.