FDUPTA closer to victory in FL

Another day, another credit union victory! Yesterday, the Florida Senate passed HB 1347 by Rep. Shev Jones (D-West Park) by a 37-0 vote. The companion bill, SB 1620 by Sen. Bobby Powell (D-Riviera Beach), was substituted for the House bill, so that the Senate could pass the identical legislation. The bill, which has been a priority of the […]

White House reveals tax-reform plan

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. National Economic Director Gary Cohn revealed Trump’s planned tax reform at the White House yesterday, in what is being referred to as “the biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.” The proposed changes aim to grow the economy and create millions of jobs, simplify the tax code, […]

SCUCE Advocacy Luncheon features acclaimed speaker

Each year, one of the most anticipated events of the Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE) is the Advocacy Luncheon. In the past several years we have heard from great guest speakers, including Sen. Bill Nelson, Congressman Bill Posey, The Hill’s AB Stoddard, the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman, and Dr. Steffen Schmidt. This […]

Washington Wire

Federal government funding expires on Friday at midnight, which means Congress is under the gun to enact a new resolution to fund the government past this deadline, and hopefully to remain in place through the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30). We are aware that negotiators made a great deal of progress, but the […]

AL Shared Branching Network pays CU rebate for sixth straight year

Shared branching had a very healthy year in Alabama in 2016. Credit union members are using the services while more credit unions are seeing the value in shared branching. The Credit Union Service Centers (CUSC) of Alabama will pay a patronage rebate and dividend for the sixth straight year. The patronage rebates and dividends are based […]