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.

Kitzhaber Calls Oregon Legislators Back to Special Session

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has called legislators back to Salem for a special session beginning Monday, Sept. 30. On the agenda: an agreement between the governor and legislative leaders to increase school funding by $140 million. The special session comes on the heels of the last week’s Interim Legislative Days, when the Oregon Legislative Assembly held three days of “informational hearings” on legislation that passed in 2013.

Governor Kitzhaber Signs Oregon Credit Union Act Improvement Bill

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed SB 520 into law. The measure updates the Oregon Credit Union Act.

Cooperative Flavor Sets Stage for Oregon’s 2013 Legislative Session

Trade associations representing credit unions and several other cooperatives teamed up to treat Oregon legislators to lunch in what has become a highly anticipated tradition to kick off the upcoming session. Food was donated for the event by the farmers and ranchers who own many Oregon cooperatives.

Governor Kitzhaber Nominates Patrick Allen to Direct DCBS

Patrick Allen, recently nominated to direct Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), invites credit unions to help him truly understand their operations with the belief that regulation can be tailored to fit segments of the financial services industry.

Leaders Offer Proclamations Supporting NWCUA Convention

Congratulatory messages regarding the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2011 Convention and Annual Business Meeting came from Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz.