Florida governor signs budget, vetoes nearly $500 million

Gov. Rick Scott signed the new state budget in the privacy of his Capitol office yesterday morning, the first time in memory that a Florida governor took that important annual step in secret. The $78.7 billion budget includes $207 more per-pupil in Florida public schools and a tax cut package worth about $430 million with […]

Birmingham named one of top cities where paychecks go the furthest

Yellow Hammer News reports that Forbes has named Birmingham one of the top 25 cities in the United States where your paycheck will go the furthest. The Magic City strikes again! After being ranked America‚Äôs most affordable city by Forbes earlier this year, Birmingham has now been named one of the top 25 cities in […]

League counters banks in Miami Herald

Recently, the Florida Bankers Association went on the offensive by placing opinion columns in three publications including the Miami Herald. The column included the same old argument of how credit unions should be taxed and how “America’s hometown banks” are suffering. LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine countered the bankers with an opinion column […]

Agencies issue final standards for assessing diversity policies and practices of regulated entities

On Tuesday, federal agencies issued a final interagency policy statement establishing joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities they regulate. Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) required the Federal Reserve Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance […]