Oregon Delegation to NCSL Leads Way on Cannabis Banking Policy

During the National Conference of State Legislatures, Oregon delegation members led a national resolution urging Congress to let states decide their own legal framework for cannabis banking, an issue front and center for Northwest credit union advocates.

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NWCUA Presents CUNA’s Nussle with Resolution Affirming System Coordination

The resolution acknowledges the power of the interdependent CUNA-League system to carry out powerful, effective advocacy on behalf of credit unions.

Oregon Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Foreclosure Mediation Bill

The NWCUA is advocating for changes to a bill that would make technical updates to Oregon’s Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program. The legislation was heard yesterday by the State Senate’s General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection Committee.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update: Portland Hearing on Responsible Banking Resolution

The weekly Regulatory Advocacy Update outlines the NWCUA’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the larger movement. Included here are updates on Portland’s responsible banking resolution and new NCUA initiatives.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update: Support for Portland’s Responsible Banking Resolution

The weekly Regulatory Advocacy Update outlines the NWCUA’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the larger movement. Included here are updates on Portland’s responsible banking resolution and an NCUA online initiative.

A Credit Union Q&A with Portland Mayor Sam Adams

Portland Mayor Sam Adams requested input last week on his Responsible Banking Resolution, a proposal that could impact Oregon credit unions. He answered several questions on the subject in this Anthem e-interview.

Mayor Adams Seeks Comment on Responsible Banking Resolution, Bonamici Pushes MBL Agenda

Portland’s mayor is seeking input on a Responsible Banking Resolution, which recommends Oregon credit unions be allowed to accept public funds. Meanwhile, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will be sworn in today and continues to emphasize raising the MBL cap.

NCUA Launches Two New Sites for Transparency

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) recently unveiled two new web pages: One on the NCUA Guaranteed Notes (NGN) program, and another on corporate credit union system resolution costs.

Seattle City Council Passes Resolution to Review Banking Practices

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution on a 9-0 vote Monday that potentially could lead to the city moving its funds from big banks and into credit unions.

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.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

With the committee deadline cutoff passed and the Association’s bills moving forward, it is time for a quick civics lesson on how ideas become law in Salem.