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CMN Hospitals Launches Vote for Miracles Campaign

In a single day, nearly 10,000 votes were cast.

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Get Out & Vote: NWCUF Joins Point West CU & Mid Oregon CU for “I Love My CU®” Campaign

The video contest that highlights local community involvement by the credit union industry across the country.

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.

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.

Credit Unions to Vote on CUNA Bylaws Modernization

CUNA’s membership is being asked to vote to modernize the national trade association’s bylaws supported by the CUNA Board. The modernized bylaws are the culmination of the industry’s work to create the most effective advocacy model for the future. The voting period extends through mid-March.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Passed, but Special Session Continues

The two-year budget includes a tuition cut for college students and ends a handful of tax exemptions.

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.

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.

Washington Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Awaiting House Vote

With only three weeks left in the legislative session, credit union bills await vote while budgets are debated. Vote expected by week’s end.

Washington Legislative Update: NWCUA Bills on the Move

Companion bills addressing credit union corporate governance and investments continue to move forward.

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.

NCUA Approves Budget Increase for 2015, Up to $280 Million

The credit union regulator approved its 2015 budget by a 2-to-1 vote, increasing 4.2 percent over 2014.

Merkley Shares Senate Reform Agenda with Credit Unions

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley recently met with credit union leaders. He shared his vision to reform Senate practices and discussed examples of how the regulatory burden impacts credit unions and members.

NCUA Board to Vote on Vice Chair

NCUA Chair Debbie Matz’s designation of Rick Metsger as vice chair hit a speed bump this week, and awaits affirmation of the full board.

Senate Vote Possible This Week on McWatters’ Confirmation to NCUA

The U.S. Senate could vote this week to confirm J. Mark McWatters as the newest member of the NCUA board.

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.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Last Chance for Bills to Clear House or Senate

Bills that aren’t considered in their house of origin by Feb. 18 will not advance in this year’s 60-day Washington legislative session.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Bills Must Clear Committees Today

Bills that fail to clear committees today and those that aren’t considered in their house of origin by Feb. 18 will not advance in this year’s 60-day Washington legislative session. But HB 2140, the NWCUA-sponsored credit union merger bill, has already been unanimously approved by the House.