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Wednesday at MAXX: Political Prognostication, Policy, and Collective Action

Attendees leaned in to a welcome message from CUNA Mutual Group’s Bob Trunzo, followed by keynotes.

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.

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.

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.

Governor Inslee to Feds: Expedite Better Marijuana Banking Guidance

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is trying to kick-start the banking of legal marijuana businesses. With nearly all Washington credit unions sitting on the sidelines, the governor has reached out to four federal agencies for better guidance.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Lawmakers Enter the Home Stretch

NWCUA-sponsored legislation to give state-chartered credit unions parity with federally chartered credit unions regarding mergers passed the state Senate on a unanimous vote and is now in the hands of Gov. Jay Inslee.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Inslee Proposes Eliminating Seven Tax Breaks

Sales tax exemptions for bottled water, janitorial services and extracted fuel are among the tax breaks Gov. Jay Inslee would repeal under a plan to raise $200 million in the current biennium for K-12 education.

NWCUA’s Vu to Help Promote Financial Education in Washington Classrooms

Kim Vu, executive director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and the NWCUA’s vice president for community investment and social impact, has been appointed to the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP) by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Governor Inslee Schedules Special Session May 13

The Washington Legislature completed its 105-day session without passing a budget. The Governor has scheduled a special session to begin May 13.

Governor Inslee Signs SB 5302, Updating Washington Credit Union Act

Improvements to Washington’s Credit Union Act have been signed into law by Governor Inslee. The legislative session is scheduled to conclude by Sunday.

Inslee Among Scheduled NWCUA Interviews with Key Washington Political Candidates

Jay Inslee, the Democratic candidate for governor in Washington, is one of several candidates for office in the state scheduled for an interview with NWCUA member credit unions and advocates during the first week of September.

Rob McKenna to Attend Aug. 30 Washington GAC Meeting

Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna will be interviewed during the next NWCUA Washington Governmental Affairs Committee meeting on Aug. 30. Any credit union professionals or volunteers with an interest in the race are invited to attend.