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.

CO-OP’s THINK 15 Conference Raises $100,000 for Children’s Hospitals

Transaction Network Services donated $77,500 to push the four-day event’s fundraising total into six figures.

Washington Legislative Update: Special Session Begins

Budget negotiators are in Olympia for a special session of the legislature to bridge budget divides.

Washington Legislative Update: Governor Signs Credit Union Bills

As the legislature heads into a special session, Governor Inslee signs two credit union bills into law.

Washington Legislative Update: Regular Session Ends Sunday

Credit union bills are headed to the governor as the legislative session comes to an end. A special session may be necessary to pass a budget.

High Schoolers Will Learn Finance Basics at Financial Reality Fair

Volunteers wanted for event to teach high school students the basics of budgeting and personal finance, hosted by Fibre Federal.

NWCUA Sponsored Legislation Moves Forward in Washington

The Washington State Legislature is just past the midway point of its 105-day session. A flurry of activity in the last week impacts some legislation of interest to credit unions.

Oregon Legislative Session Preview

Lawmakers begin 2015 session; credit unions to introduce prize-linked savings, updates to the Oregon Credit Union Act.

Emerging Leaders, Session 3: Truly Effective Leaders Seek out the Assessments of Others

Jeremy Sankwich reports on the third Emerging Leaders session: Assessments grounded in tangible examples help leaders grow.

Obama Cyber Security Advisor to Present at Amplify

Adam Sedgewick, who led the development of Obama’s cyber security framework, will share best practices in an Amplify breakout.

What the Deceased Can Teach Us About Listening

Corporate trainer Allison Clarke learned leadership lessons from the recently deceased. She’ll bring these lessons, and her decades of successful consulting and coaching, to her breakout session October 9 at Amplify Convention.

WCMS Completes 54th Session

Ten Northwest credit union professionals were among 89 to graduate from the Western CUNA Management School late last month.

Emerging Leaders, Session 2: Everyone Needs a Coach

The future of the credit union movement depends on how much credit unions invest in developing their talent and growing up-and-coming leaders. Verity Credit Union’s Jeremy Sankwich knows the benefits of that investment first hand. He’s part of the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program.

NCUA, Credit Unions Share Lively Dialogue at Listening Session

It was clear to attendees at the National Credit Union Administration’s Listening Session in Los Angeles Thursday, that the agency won’t finalize the same risk-based capital rule it proposed earlier this year. Productive, open dialogue highlighted the session.

Northwest Delegation Heads to NCUA Listening Sessions

Northwest credit unions will be well-represented at the NCUA’s Listening Session in Los Angeles Thursday. The event is the first of three Listening Sessions that NCUA Chair Debbie Matz has scheduled for this summer.

Oregon Legislative Update: Short Session Ends with a Flurry

After 33 days, the second short legislative session in Oregon’s history adjourned on March 7 with a flurry of mostly small, technical bills and minor budget adjustments. Several controversial measures were left on the table, but lawmakers did pass bills of interest to credit unions.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Session Expected to End Thursday

With the final deadline for considering bills from the opposite house now behind them, lawmakers will focus during this final week of the legislative session on initiatives, budgets and matters related to implementing budgets. They’ll also work on negotiating differences between bills passed by the House or Senate.

Oregon Legislative Update: Short Session Could Wrap Up This Week

Key issues remain on the agenda as the Oregon Legislature nears the end of a short session, but one bill of interest to credit unions — dealing with possessory liens — has already passed both the House and Senate.