Idaho’s May Primary Brings New Faces to the Legislature

In the Idaho Legislature, some unprecedented outcomes left well-known leaders at the short end of the vote tally.

Idaho Capitol Building

Vote Tuesday in Idaho’s Primary Election

This is a pivotal time in Idaho politics, and we need you to let your voice be heard.

Governor Little Signs Digital Assets Bill, Idaho Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The 2022 Session of the Idaho Legislature came to a close, earlier this afternoon, following an eventful three months of in-depth legislative activity.

Governor Little Signs Idaho Credit Union Act Update Into Law

This legislation, the 2022 update to the Idaho Credit Union Act, brings significant updates, modernization, and flexibility into the Idaho Credit Union Act

Redistricting Map 2022 ID

Idaho Election Filing Showcases Retirements & New Faces

In many areas of Idaho, the primary election may be the only election that has candidates filed for office or that will be impactful for the final outcome of the election in November.

ID Governor Kicks Off 2022 Legislative Season with Optimistic State of the State

The speech was highlighted by an optimistic view of Idaho’s economy and job outlook, but specifically by the $1.9 billion budget surplus that the Governor announced in his speech.

Redistricting Map 2022 ID

Idaho Redistricting Committee Narrows in on a new Legislative Map

What legislative district will you be in for the 2022 election? Who will you be voting for in Congress or the Legislature in November of 2022?

Crapo and others

Senator Crapo Holds Roundtable Discussion on Proposed IRS Data Collection

Idaho credit union leaders joined U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and other stakeholders for a roundtable discussion Tuesday, Oct. 12

Little & McGeanchin

McGeachin’s Political Gamesmanship Continues in Idaho

If you have been watching the news over this past week, you know there has been quite a potentially high-stakes political tennis match between Governor Brad Little and Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin.

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 […]