Washington State Revenue Forecast Revised Upward Despite Economic Risks

The latest economic forecast shows the state taking in more than $1 billion more than anticipated.

State Legislative Modernization Highlighted via WECU’s New Community Partnership

A modernization to the Washington Credit Union Charter makes this partnership possible, and will support students with special education needs.

Washington budget leaders receive latest economic news from chief economist

Key Washington lawmakers received an important update this week from the state’s chief economist as the state’s Economic and Revenue […]

U.S. Rep. DelBene and local credit union leaders connect in the 1st Congressional District

Credit unions’ community impact, the SAFE Banking Act, and interchange legislation were among priorities discussed.

GoWest Staff Participate in Annual NCSL Meeting

The Annual National Conference of State Legislators brings in thousands of elected officials from all over the country to engage […]

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Important News for All States: Where do People Want Bricks & Mortar Branches?

Study shows credit unions should focus on both technology and branch services.

Washington Rep. Kilmer and local credit union leaders discuss pressing issues

Rep. Derek Kilmer spent time while in the district this month to learn more about credit unions’ services to his constituents and communities.

Major housing initiatives become law in WA

In addition to the major investments made in housing access and affordability, lawmakers also sought to tackle a range of […]

Washington’s new state budget charts fiscal course for next two years

During this year’s legislative session Washington lawmakers approved a $69 billion two-year operating budget that went into effect this month on July 1st and will pay for state services between now and June 30, 2025.

Senate Budget Writer to Step Down

Sen. Christine Rolfes is accepting another role. Learn how the state will fill this important position.

Spokane Credit Union Chapter Members Connect with Local Legislators

Spokane sets an example of how effective collaboration in advocacy can be.

Washington’s Impact Message Aligns Well in Local Conversations

Economic and community impact data shows credit unions are essential in Washington state.

Q1 Advocacy Season: Legislators Heard and Saw Us!

Six state Day at the Capitol events, CUNA GAC, and 1,000 GoWest advocates!

In Olympia, Credit Union Day at the Capitol is a Family Reunion

A turnout of 200 credit union advocates shared their part of credit unions’ $7.5 billion economic impact with Washington legislatures.

Washington Reps. Kirby, Hoff Will Not Run for Re-Election

When the Washington State Legislature re-convenes in January 2023 it will be without two credit union champions as both Rep. Steve Kirby, D-Tacoma, and Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, will not run for re-election in November.

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Priority Legislation Signed by Governor as 2022 Session Ends

Washington lawmakers adjourned the 2022 legislative session late Thursday night, which was closely followed by Governor Jay Inslee signing House Bill 1165, priority credit union legislation, into law on Friday morning.

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Federal Update Addressing Variety of Topics, Including Ukraine Aid

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a $1.5 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government funded and address a variety of other issues including $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine and Eastern European countries.

BREAKING: Credit Union Priority Bill Clears Legislature — Heads to Governor’s Desk for Signature

Credit union advocates should be incredibly proud of their cooperative effort, which led to this morning’s passage of House Bill 1165 by the Washington State Senate by a broad bipartisan majority of 43-5.

Priority Legislation Clears Senate Committee Unanimously

House Bill 1165 took another major step forward Tuesday morning after receiving a unanimous 7-0 vote by the Senate Financial Institutions Committee.

Video Update: Latest Report from Olympia

Find out where things stand and what lies ahead in the 2022 legislative session live from the Washington State Capitol campus in Olympia.