Public Funds, Payroll Card Legislation on Washington Credit Unions’ Priority List

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.

Washington Legislature Gavels Into Session

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.

Minickiello Appointed to Financial Education Public Private Partnership

The Partnership provides teachers with the tools and training to teach students personal financial management.

Advocates in Action: WECU Walks the Talk

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.

Washington Advocates Get a Warm Welcome at Credit Union Day at the Capitol

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 Legislative Week in Review: A Primer for the 2014 Session

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 Legislative Week in Review: Bill Addresses Credit Union Mergers

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.

Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol Will Connect Advocates to Legislators

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.

Washington State Legislature in Double-Overtime

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.

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.

NWCUA Bill to Advance Washington Credit Union Act Headed for Final Vote

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.

What’s Happening in the Washington State Senate?

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.

What Should Credit Unions Be Doing During This Election Year?

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.

NWCUA Plays an Important Role in 2012 Elections

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.

A Day in the Life of an NWCUA Lobbyist

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.

Lobby Legislators on Critical Issues at Washington GAC

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.

2010 Capitol Advocacy Award Applications Now Being Accepted

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.