As the Washington State Legislature rolls into its third week, credit unions’ policy advancement strategy is firmly focused on legislation concerning public fund deposits and payroll cards.
The Washington State legislature began its 2016 session in Olympia Monday, with lawmakers facing a large agenda and a tight, 60-day deadline. The Northwest Credit Union Movement is at the table.
The Partnership provides teachers with the tools and training to teach students personal financial management.
When it comes to advocacy in action, WECU sets a gold standard. In this month’s profile, Anthem tags along for a candidate visit to the credit union, and celebrates the advocacy philosophy of President & CEO Wayne Langei.
More than 110 advocates bundled up in hats, gloves, heavy coats and bright yellow scarves to attend Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia, where the weather may have been chilly but the reception from lawmakers was very, very warm.
Washington’s politically divided state Legislature kicked off the 2014 session last week with plenty of big issues on the table, including funding for education and transportation, but the combination of election-year politics and a short session may make reaching any kind of consensus difficult. Here’s a look at what to expect in Olympia.
Washington’s politically divided Legislature returned to the state Capitol in Olympia on Monday, kicking off a 60-day session that is expected to tackle everything from education funding and transportation to gun control and marijuana.
Credit union advocates from across Washington are invited to get up close and personal with state legislators in February, when the Northwest Credit Union Association hosts Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia.
The Washington Legislature has started its second special session of 2013. A possible state government shutdown looms if there is no budget agreement by June 30.
Improvements to Washington’s Credit Union Act have been signed into law by Governor Inslee. The legislative session is scheduled to conclude by Sunday.
Legislation improving the credit union charter in Washington has taken another step towards passage. SB 5302 is now headed for a vote in the House.
The Washington State Senate is in flux after two Senate Democrats announced plans to align with the other side of the aisle to create a new 25-24 Republican majority, creating division within the Senate and a possible change to the Senate’s permanent rules and governance structure.
2012 is an election year, and credit unions have a long list of things they can be doing to help position themselves and the movement for political success.
With thousands of credit unionists in D.C. for the CUNA GAC this week, legislators are hearing from advocates for the movement en masse. This Washington Legislative Update begins to explain the process of choosing and supporting elected officials.
Feb. 22 was just another day at the Capitol for NWCUA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Mark Minickiello, one that saw him tangle with the Navy Band, sprint between legislators’ offices, and testify before the Senate on the Public Funds bill.
Washington credit union leaders are invited to support the movement at the Washington Governmental Affairs Conference, where they can learn about critical issues, lobby legislators with NWCUA support, and network with colleagues statewide.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Capitol Advocacy Award to recognize credit unions that have been leaders and participants in legislative and regulatory grassroots advocacy over the past year.