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HCUA Kansas, Missouri Advocacy Update

Both the Missouri and Kansas legislative sessions kick off this month; the Missouri session begins January 6 and the Kansas session kicks off Monday, January 11.

The 2016 session looks to be filled with several complex and important issues heading into the election cycle this fall. Among the topics are discussions about education funding, the state budget, and more.

As the new Heartland Credit Union Association, we will keep you up to date on the legislative sessions in both states.

KANSAS: Day at the Capital, February 9

The 2016 HCUA Kansas Credit Union Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, February 9. Your presence this year is more important than ever. This event is full of opportunities to learn more about the legislative process, hear from legislative leadership, interact face to face with legislators and communicate the credit union difference. These face-to-face meetings strengthen the credit union industry and reinforce the vital role credit unions play in their communities. The cost is $20 to attend the Kansas Day at the Capitol (the evening legislative reception is free).

On February 9, you’ll have a chance to meet with legislators from your district, attend committee hearings, take an optional Capitol Tour, and hear from a legislative panel from both the House and the Senate as they discuss the top issues of the 2016 legislative session. At 5:30 p.m., join HCUA at our Legislative Reception, where we have extended an invitation to all 40 Senators and 125 Representatives in Kansas. The reception is free, so show your support by attending this important event. 
 
View full agenda and to register: 2016 Kansas Day at the Capitol

MISSOURI: Advocacy Meeting, March 7-8

Make plans to participate in HCUA's Missouri Advocacy Meeting today! Head to Jefferson City on March 7-8, 2016 and join fellow credit union advocates in sharing the credit union difference with lawmakers.  The cost is just $20 per person to attend.

The event includes a legislative reception and dinner on March 7, and opportunity to interact with lawmakers and staff at the state Capitol on March 8. A variety of speakers will address the latest state and federal issues - including insights on the upcoming 2016 elections. Speakers include: Scott Faughn, publisher of the Missouri Times and host of This Week in Missouri Politics; Ryan Donovan, of the Credit Union National Association; and HCUA Advocacy staff, Amy McLard and David Kent.

Event Location:  DoubleTree Hotel, 422 Monroe Street in Jefferson City.*

Event registration, hotel block information and the full agenda are available here.

**Please make sure to make your hotel reservations!

Questions? Contact Amy McLard, 314.542-1370.

HCUA Lobbying Team

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Heartland Credit Union Association lobbying team in Topeka. Stephanie Mullholland will join us next week as our Director of State Legislative Affairs-Kansas. She comes to us from the Kansas Association of Independent Insurance Agents and brings extensive experience in governmental affairs, public affairs, and communications.

She will be attending the Kansas Day at the Capitol with others from the HCUA Advocacy team.