Idaho Economy and State Budget Continue Breaking Records

Governor Little held a press conference while visiting the communities around Coeur d’Alene, outlining the current strength and continued positive trajectory of Idaho’s economy.

Governor Little Signs Legislation Developed and Supported by NWCUA

Senate Bill 1131, which was a collaboration of the NWCUA and the Idaho Banker’s Association, was drafted in an effort to reduce the administrative burdens in how our credit unions manage court ordered garnishments. 

Idaho Legislature Passes COVID Liability Safe Harbor, General Election Support, as Special Session Ends

On Wednesday, the Idaho House introduced compromise legislation to provide limited liability protection or civil immunity for damages or an injury resulting from exposure to the corona virus.  The compromise bill, H.B. 6, was passed on a 54-15-1 vote, which broke down mostly along party lines.  The legislation extends civil immunity for unknown or unintentional […]

Idaho Legislature Developing a Pathway to a Special Session, Focusing on COVID Liability Protections

A joint working group of the Idaho Senate and House Judiciary Committees met on Tuesday, and again earlier day, to discuss liability concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As Idaho prepares to open public schools, colleges and universities as well as the significant concerns that have been expressed by business industry representatives, hospitals and many […]

Idaho’s Primary Election Results Finalized, Four Incumbents Lose Their Seats

On Wednesday, the Idaho Secretary of State began certifying what can only be described as a bizarre 2020 Primary Election in Idaho.  Faced with the impact of COVID-19, the State of Idaho moved to an absentee or mail-in only balloting process for the first time in its history.  Following a lawsuit that extended the deadline […]

Crapo Brings HUD Secretary Carson to Boise for Housing Discussion

On Monday, the NWCUA Advocacy team, led by President and CEO, Troy Stang, spent time with a delegation of government leaders that were in Idaho to examine and discuss affordable housing.  The delegation, led by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R – ID) included Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Idaho Congressman […]

Governor Little Signs S.B. 1048

On Wednesday, Idaho Governor Brad Little (R – ID) signed S.B.1048 into law.  As you recall, S. 1048 is the NWCUA’s legislation that provides additional technical updates to the Idaho Credit Union Act, which is a follow-on to the governance modernization that was completed during the 2018 Session of the Idaho Legislature.   Thank you to […]

Idaho Credit Union Act Technical Update Clears the House, Heads to the Governor

Earlier today, S. 1048, passed out of the Idaho House of Representatives on a unanimous vote.  As you will recall, S. 1048 is the technical update to the Idaho Credit Union Act, which is follow-up legislation to the broader credit union governance updates that were passed during the 2018 Session of the Idaho Legislature.   Representative […]

NWCUA Works with Idaho House Transportation Chairman to Introduce Lienholder Notification on Towing

On Wednesday, the NWCUA Advocacy team presented legislation that would require written notification to automobile lienholders if a vehicle was not recovered by the owner within seventy-two (72) hours, following a tow and/or vehicle impound.  Working in collaboration with Idaho House Transportation Committee Chairman Joe Palmer (R – Meridian – 20), the NWCUA worked to […]

Technical Updates to the Idaho Credit Union Act Advance in the Senate

Earlier this morning, the Idaho Senate passed S. 1048 on a 35-0 vote. Senate Commerce & HR Committee Chairman, Jim Patrick (R – Twin Falls – 25), carried the bill on the Senate floor. The legislation makes technical corrections to the Idaho Credit Union Act, following broader governance updates that were passed in the 2018 […]

CU Leaders Connect with Idaho Congressional Delegation During Recess

The 116th Congress is currently on Presidents Day recess, allowing the entire Idaho Delegation to be out in their districts to connect with constituents. NWCUA members and staff had the opportunity to connect with Senator Crapo, Senator Risch and Congressman Russ Fulcher both in their credit unions and at several events, this past week.  The delegation expressed […]

Governor Little Proclaims January 11th as Gavin Gee Day in the State of Idaho

Governor Little Presents His Vision for Idaho’s Future

Fulcher Thanks Idahoans in Quick Tour Before Taking Office

The NWCUA Advocacy Team had the opportunity to attend one of the stops on Congressman-elect Russ Fulcher’s “Thank You Tour”, which he is making around the State, before heading to Washington to be sworn into the 116th Congress.   Fulcher provided attendees with a synopsis of his last few weeks of orientation, office selection and the […]

Idaho Legislature Completes Organizational Session With Committee Chair Shuffle

Following a week of training, logistics and organizational meetings, Idaho’s 65th Legislature is all prepped and ready for the kick-off of the 2019 Legislative Session on January 7th.  This week’s Organizational Session included some contentious leadership elections in the House of Representatives, which resulted in Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke (R – Oakely – […]

The Beehive FCU Community Comes Out in Force to Support Idaho Senator Brent Hill

The NWCUA Advocacy team co-sponsored an event with Beehive FCU in support of Senate President Pro Temp Brent Hill, in Rexburg, at the end of last week.  Shane Berger, President and CEO of Beehive, along with his entire team, put together a spectacular event to support the re-election campaign of Senator Hill.  In addition to […]

Idaho Credit Unions Actively Supporting Candidates for the Idaho Legislature

The Idaho grassroots advocacy team is on the move, across Idaho, in an effort to support credit union champions in the Idaho Legislature.  Several Idaho credit unions have partnered with the NWCUA to co-sponsor fundraising and “meet ‘n’ greet” events with Idaho legislators, throughout our State. On Thursday, September 20th, Senator Mary Souza met with […]

CSG West Conference Brings Western Legislators Together for Discussions on Trends and Best Practices

The NWCUA team had the opportunity to support and attend the CSG West Annual Conference that was hosted in the State of Utah this week.  Over 150 legislators and 450 overall attendees were in attendance from the 13 respective Western States.  During the course of the week, legislators and advocates focused on numerous issues and […]