Save the date for 2016 Alabama and Florida State GACs

The dates and locations for the 2016 Alabama Credit Union Association State Governmental Affairs Conference and the 2016 Florida Credit Union Association State Governmental Affairs Conference have been set. Mark your calendars to attend. Alabama State GAC (Registration opens Jan. 2, 2016.) April 5-6, 2016 Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center Montgomery, […]

Florida Congressman Nugent announces he won’t run in 2016

On Monday, Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL) announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016. Rep. Nugent, a former Hernando County sheriff, has represented Florida’s 11th congressional district since 2010. His district encompasses Sumter, Citrus, Hernando, and central Marion counties. “Although it is immensely frustrating at times, serving in Congress can also be a remarkably […]

During forum, NCUA gives insights into 2016 budget

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz invited credit unions and the trade media to an open forum at the regulator’s offices in Alexandria, VA. The forum was held to promote open dialogue and answer any questions credit unions might have. The NCUA budget was discussed and Chairman Matz said she thought that some positions will be eliminated […]

Credit union PAC ranked first in Washington, D.C.

The Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (CULAC) was recently given two high distinctions. The PAC ranked first in supporting elected officials for the 2016 election cycle. The Center for Responsive Politics ranked CUNA’s political committee first among trade associations and fifth among all PACs. CULAC’s support was bipartisan with 51 percent of the PAC going […]

Florida Senate adopts a redistricting map

The Florida Senate approved a new redistricting map by a 22-18 vote. However, during the process Sen. Matt Gaetz (R-Niceville) called Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) a bully for remarks he made about previous attempts at redistricting. Sen. Latvala said that Sen. Gaetz oversaw the map that was challenged in court and owed the state of […]