Breaking Down Statewide Election Results in OR, WA

Pro credit union candidates posted strong showings in the Northwest. We broke down how your support translated at the ballot box, and how that advocacy will continue.

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Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearings on Wells Fargo Account Culture

The bank faces mounting pressure after employees reportedly set up as many as 1.5 million unauthorized accounts and applied for 565,000 credit cards without their customers’ consent.

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NWCUA Mourns Passing of Sen. Alan Bates

Well-regarded by colleagues, the legislator brought a physician’s background to his work in Oregon Senate. He was 71.

Washington State Legislature Adjourns Sine Die after Passing Supplemental Budget and Overriding Governor’s Vetoes

The Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die after passing a supplemental operating budget with bipartisan support in both chambers. The supplemental budget, which makes midcourse adjustments to the two-year 2015-17 budget, will run through June 2017.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

Washington State Legislature called into special session.

Washington Legislature in Home Stretch

With the Washington State Legislature scheduled to complete its regular session Thursday, six policy bills of interest to credit unions are still on the table.

Oregon Legislature Wraps Up Intense Session

After 32 intense days, the Oregon legislature adjourned March 3. In spite of a short session, some legislation of interest to credit unions passed. Now the focus is on preparing for 2017.

Washington Legislature Reviews Tax Exemptions, Budget Proposals

Washington lawmakers are taking a close look at tax exemptions in the final weeks of the 2016 regular session.

Legislation of Interest to Washington Credit Unions in Spotlight in Olympia

Northwest Credit Union Association-backed bills on credit freezes, foreclosure, and mortgage fraud are progressing in the Washington legislature. Expect to see a flurry of activity in the final three weeks of the session.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As Wednesday’s house of origin deadline approaches, most bills being tracked by the Northwest Credit Union Association remain in committee—but a pair of key bills are moving toward passage.

Washington Credit Union Advocates Advance Fraud and Foreclosure Bills During Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol

A grassroots army of 200 credit union advocates helped move the needle on the policy advancement strategy in the areas of fraud- and foreclosure-related legislation during last week’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Governor Inslee to Address Advocates at NWCUA’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol

More than 150 advocates will be in Olympia Thursday to discuss the Credit Union Movement’s policy advancement agenda with lawmakers. Against that backdrop the NWCUA is tracking foreclosure, public funds, marijuana banking, and mortgage-related legislation.

Oregon Credit Union Advocates Brief Senator Merkley in Preparation for Regulatory Hearing

Answering the call to advocacy engagement, Oregon credit union advocates showed the Senator’s staff the impact regulatory burden has on their members’ ability to get the services they need.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.

Credit Union Tax Status Untouched in Senate Reform Report

The report’s preservation of credit unions’ tax status shows that credit union advocates were heard.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Beat Deadlines

Prize-linked savings bill signed into law as the update to the Oregon Credit Union Act moves to the House floor for a final vote.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Gridlock Forces Second Special Session

The Washington State Legislature ended its special session without reaching critical budget agreements. They now begin a second special session.

Oregon Legislative Update: Prize-Linked Savings Scheduled for Senate Vote

If the bill passes the Senate, it will be sent to Governor Kate Brown to be signed into law.