Washington Legislative Week in Review: Legislature Heads to Special Session

Gov. Christine Gregoire called the Washington State Legislature into special session yesterday to finish the budget after its regular session ended last Thursday without an accepted plan to close the remaining $1 billion budget deficit.

Credit Unions Back Bonamici at Rally

Northwest credit unions continued to support Suzanne Bonamici in her bid for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District at Monday’s rally to reach voters.

Holiday Telethon Raises Funds, Lifts Spirits

With support from Credit Unions for Kids and Alaska USA FCU, the 16th annual Miracle Season holiday telethon generated more than $145,000 in pledges and sponsorships for the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.

Credit Union Movement Provides Support for Charitable Holiday TV Special

The 16th annual Miracle Season holiday special will air on KOMO 4 TV on Dec. 10 to raise funds and awareness for the Seattle Children’s Hospital with support from Credit Unions for Kids and volunteers from Alaska USA FCU.

Mass Demonstrations Greet Lawmakers on Opening Day of Washington Special Session

Nearly 4,000 demonstrators occupied the state capital building in Olympia, Wash. on Monday, as state lawmakers worked to close a $1.4 billion budget shortfall.

Bank Transfer Day an Opportunity for All Credit Unions

As Bank Transfer Day nears, credit unions are seeing even greater membership swells than originally anticipated, presenting an opportunity for credit unions of all sizes to grow their assets and membership.

Breaking: Oregon Congressman Resigns After Pressure from Leadership

David Wu’s announcement comes after allegations of improper relations with a contributor’s daughter.

Washington Legislature Schedules Fall Special Elections

Spokane and Vancouver will see special elections to permanently fill seats left by former senator Bob McCaslin and former Representative Jim Jacks.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

If the legislature is successful in completing its negotiations on two difficult issues, the special session could conclude soon. Also, an update on successful efforts to stop exam reports from becoming public.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The legislature adjourned its session on Friday, but not before it passed the Prize-linked Savings Bill to the Governor for her signature.