Florida Lt. Gov. keynotes FL conference

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will give the keynote address at the upcoming Florida Advocacy Conference, to be held March 28-29 in Tallahassee. The state’s 19th lieutenant governor will discuss 2017 legislative priorities from his unique perspective within the Cabinet and share his vision for the state of Florida. Conference attendees will also hear from the […]

LSCU honors Federal Lawmakers of the Year for AL and FL

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) honored Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Dennis Ross (R-FL) as their 2016 Federal Lawmakers of the Year. “Reps. Byrne and Ross have shown that they are willing to work to reduce regulatory burdens for credit unions,” said LSCU and Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine in a […]

FL moves bill to exempt CUs from lawsuits

Yesterday, the Florida House Insurance & Banking subcommittee voted unanimously to advance HB 1347, legislation that would exempt credit unions from lawsuits under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trades Practices Act (FDUTPA).  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Shevrin Jones (D-West Park), now moves to its only other committee of reference, the House Commerce Committee. The […]

Trump takes step toward Cordray’s removal

League sources report that the Trump administration argued last week that he should be allowed to fire CFPB Director Cordray, but stopped short of calling the agency unconstitutional.  As a result, the Department of Justice filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. Here are some excerpts from the brief: “the […]

Cencula among ‘Executives of Influence’

The Birmingham Business Journal has unveiled its 2017 Executives of Influence, including Linda Cencula, CEO of Avadian Credit Union, in the elite group. This special feature highlights key leaders in a range of Birmingham industries who are shaping both their businesses and the Magic City’s economy. This year’s Executives of Influence span a range of […]