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In-District Meetings in Missouri and Kansas

Aug
02
In-District Meetings in Missouri and Kansas

Credit union advocates are busy meeting with federal and state lawmakers, as well as candidates, across Kansas and Missouri during the legislative recesses and in advance of the August 2 state primaries.

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Regulatory Advocacy Alert: CFPB’s Proposed Rule Would Eliminate Arbitration Clauses

Jul
29
Regulatory Advocacy Alert: CFPB’s Proposed Rule Would Eliminate Arbitration Clauses

August 22 is the deadline for comment letters regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed arbitration rule. The proposed rule would eliminate arbitration clauses that are routinely included in many contracts for consumer financial products. These arbitration clauses can protect credit unions from class action lawsuits when requiring arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution process.

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August 2 Primary Ahead in Kansas and Missouri

Jul
24
August 2 Primary Ahead in Kansas and Missouri

Voters in Kansas and Missouri are headed to the polls on August 2 for the primary elections. Immediately following the primary election, the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) will send a candidate survey regarding credit union issues to the winners and will share responses with our member credit unions.

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Hike the Hill Attendees Hear Details on NCUA CAMEL Rating Changes & Meet Board Member

Jun
17
Hike the Hill Attendees Hear Details on NCUA CAMEL Rating Changes & Meet Board Member

Kansas and Missouri credit union leaders were on hand as the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board discussed potential changes with significant potential impact to Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) member credit unions during its June 16 meeting. Immediately following the meeting, HCUA Hike the Hill attendees met with NCUA Board Member Mark McWatters, providing an opportunity to discuss the issues raised during the meeting and other concerns.

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Share “Ease the Burden” Message as HCUA Hike the Hill Kicks Off

Jun
14
Share “Ease the Burden” Message as HCUA Hike the Hill Kicks Off

The impact of regulatory burden is significant on credit unions in Kansas and Missouri. Credit union leaders from both states are bringing this message to Washington, D.C. for the Heartland Credit Union Association’s (HCUA) first official Hike the Hill on June 14-16.

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Credit Unions Attend CFPB Hearing on Small-Dollar Lending

Jun
07
Credit Unions Attend CFPB Hearing on Small-Dollar Lending

Kansas and Missouri credit union representatives attended the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) field hearing on its payday lending/small-dollar lending proposal on June 2. There was a capacity crowd for the event in the Kansas City Music Hall. Attendees from six credit unions and the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) were scheduled to take part.

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Leverage Social Media During Hike the Hill

Jun
05
Leverage Social Media During Hike the Hill

Use social media to strengthen the credit union message during the Heartland Credit Union Association’s Hike the Hill! As credit union leaders from Kansas and Missouri head to Washington, D.C. on June 14, your tweets and Facebook posts will help showcase the credit union difference.

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Last Week of Missouri Session in Full Swing

May
09
Last Week of Missouri Session in Full Swing

The Missouri General Assembly is in its final week of the 2016 session. Missouri lawmakers have until 6 p.m. on May 13 to finalize and send legislation to Governor Jay Nixon (D) for approval. Any bill that is not passed by May 13 must wait until the 2017 legislative session for consideration.

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Kansas Savings Promotion Bill to Governor as Kansas Veto Session Ends

May
02
 Kansas Savings Promotion Bill to Governor as Kansas Veto Session Ends

The Kansas Legislature veto session wrapped up at 3:30 a.m.

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Serious Budget Challenges as Kansas Legislators Return for Veto Session

Apr
25
Serious Budget Challenges as Kansas Legislators Return for Veto Session

Kansas lawmakers return to the state capitol to begin the legislature’s veto session on April 27, with significant budget issues looming. Annual state revenue estimates, released April 20, project a $290 million shortfall for Kansas. That includes a $140 million shortfall in the current budget year and a $150 million shortfall for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

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