Oregon Bankers’ Attack on Credit Unions Not Likely to be Popular with Voters

A poll of 600 Northwest voters shows overwhelming loyalty towards credit unions and support of their tax structure. The results will be of particular interest to Oregon legislators, who are once again being pushed by bank lobbyists to impose a corporate tax on credit unions.

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.

Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit a Chance to Impact Statewide Economic Initiative

The Oregon Business Plan, an effort by the state’s business leaders to create 25,000 new jobs across Oregon each year and raise Oregon’s per capita income above the national average, is hosting a Leadership Summit on Dec. 3 to discuss opportunities and strategies for 2013.

Oregon’s Bonamici Co-sponsors Supplemental Capital Bill, Continues Championing Credit Union Issues

Freshman Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) added her name to the co-sponsor list for a bill that would allow the NCUA to authorize supplemental capital for well-managed credit unions and count it toward net worth.

Bonamici Wins Democratic Primary, Faces Cornilles in General Election

Sen. Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles won their respective primaries by wide margins in Oregon’s special House election. The two will now square off in a general election on Jan. 31, 2012.

NWCUA Announces Support of Bonamici in Race to Fill Vacated House Seat

The NWCUA has announced that it will support Suzanne Bonamici in the race to fill the Oregon House seat left vacant by David Wu’s August resignation. Bonamici currently represents District 17 in the Oregon State Senate.

Oregon’s Providence FCU Earns Two Awards

While it’s president and CEO was earning a volunteerism award, Providence FCU is named one of Oregon’s best 100 green companies to work for.

Oregon’s Senate Republicans Force Vote on SJR 32

Senate Republicans last Thursday forced a vote on Senate Joint Resolution 32, a bill that would have given the legislature veto authority over job-killing agency rules.