Washington Election Filing Week Ends, Sets Up Official Primary Ballots

Overall, 1,037 people filed for submitted their name for offices ranging from the U.S. Senate to local judges and everything in between.

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Governor Inslee signs final bills closing the book on 2024 session

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wrapped up the process of signing bills passed during the 2024 session into law at the end of last week.

Court ruling on political boundaries impacts upcoming elections

Last week a US District Court judge issued a ruling that changes legislative boundaries in multiple districts in response to […]

Washington’s 2024 Legislative Session Comes to an End

The 60-day “short session” was fire-work free and highlighted by hundreds of CU advocates visiting on Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Credit Union Champions Added to List of Retiring Legislators

Some significant CU champions will not seek reelection, meaning advocates will need to build relationships with candidates during the 2024 election cycle.

BREAKING: WA Legislature advances titling modernization efforts

Washington lawmakers took a significant and necessary step to move ahead with efforts to adopt a fully digital lien and […]

Financial Education Bill Clears Senate

Legislation expanding financial education in Washington’s public schools took another step forward late Thursday night ahead of today’s deadline for […]

WA Legislative Turnover Process Already Underway Ahead of 2024 Elections

Retirements, plans not to seek re-election underscore the need for continuous relationship building in advocacy.

Washington Legislature enters final stretch of 2024 session

Today marks the 50th of this year’s 60-day Washington State Legislative session and while there’s little time left the next […]

Roadmap for Lien and Titling Modernization Advances in Washington

You’ve seen firsthand the need for a series of modernizations to how auto titles are handled. GoWest is working the channels.

Expect a long Washington ballot in November

Legislative leaders announced today the approach majority Democrats will take on a series of six initiatives to the Legislature that qualified following a signature-gathering process in 2023 and subsequent certification by the Sec. of State in January.

WA House Unanimously Approves Financial Literacy Bill

CU advocacy helps advance legislation to make financial education a high school graduation requirement.

Washington lawmakers near key deadline

Washington state lawmakers wrapped up week three of this year’s session today and are now one-third of the way through […]

Plain Language Movement Arrives in WA Legislature

GoWest continues to monitor these complex bills, to share potential concerns and have questions answered.

WA legislators continue hot start on cold campus

Even though Washington legislators are off to a hot start diving into hundreds of issues in just one week, they […]

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Washington Legislative Session off to a Fast Start

Legislation has already moved off the floor. Your GoWest team is monitoring all actions that may impact credit unions.

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2024 Washington Legislative Session Kicks off Jan. 8

Expect a flurry of activity in this year’s 60-day session.

WA Lawmakers Introduce Financial Education Legislation

Bills in the House and Senate have bipartisan support.

Washington Legislators Return to Capitol for Pre-Session Planning

Washington state lawmakers will return to the state capitol in Olympia this and next week for committee meetings and overall […]

SW Washington Credit Unions Host Local Lawmakers

In September, the Southwest Washington Chapter of Credit Unions hosted its annual legislative night in Ridgefield, WA, which saw tremendous […]