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Missouri Candidate Filing Closes, HCUA Asks for Input

Mar
31
Missouri Candidate Filing Closes, HCUA Asks for Input

With the filing deadline for the August 2016 primary now behind us, the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) is asking for input on Missouri political candidates. The 2016 Missouri primary election filing deadline was March 29. All statewide offices, with the exception of State Auditor, all House districts (state and federal), odd-numbered state Senate districts, and one U.S.

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Kansas Legislature Sends Credit Protection Bill for Minors to Governor

Mar
29
Kansas Legislature Sends Credit Protection Bill for Minors to Governor

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill designed to help protect Kansas children from identify theft prior to adjourning for their April break. House Bill 2134, led by Rep. Sydney Carlin (D-Manhattan), allows parents to place a freeze on their child’s credit report.

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Kansas Legislature Passes Savings Promotions Program Bill

Mar
22
Kansas Legislature Passes Savings Promotions Program Bill

A bill that would encourage more Kansans to save should soon be on its way to the governor. The Kansas House has approved a bill to authorize Savings Promotions accounts in Kansas. Once final negotiations are complete, the next stop is to Governor Sam Brownback for final approval.

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MO General Assembly on Spring Break, Tensions Remain High in the Senate

Mar
22
MO General Assembly on Spring Break, Tensions Remain High in the Senate

Missouri lawmakers headed home March 17 to begin their annual spring break.

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Missouri's Credit Union House Welcomes Lawmakers

Mar
18
Missouri's Credit Union House Welcomes Lawmakers

Missouri's Credit Union House in Jefferson City was the scene for a St. Patrick's Day-themed reception for three lawmakers - Missouri State Reps. Paul Fitzwater (R-District 144), Lyndall Fraker (R-District 137) and Craig Redmon (R-District 4).  Reps.

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Call to Action: Voice Concerns Regarding FASB's CECL Proposal

Mar
15
Call to Action: Voice Concerns Regarding FASB's CECL Proposal

The Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) urges Kansas and Missouri credit union advocates to contact the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) with concerns about its Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) proposal. The CECL proposal changes the way credit unions determine losses.

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40-Hour Filibuster Stalls Work in the Missouri Senate

Mar
14
40-Hour Filibuster Stalls Work in the Missouri Senate

A nearly 40-hour long filibuster over SJR 39 stalled nearly all business in the Missouri Senate during the week of March 7. Due to the filibuster, all Senate committee hearings scheduled for the week were canceled and just one bill - SJR 39 - passed the Chamber.

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Fee Sweeps Protection Bill Passes Kansas House

Mar
14
Fee Sweeps Protection Bill Passes Kansas House

The fee sweeps bill passed the Kansas House unanimously on March 15 with a 123-0 vote.

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This Week at the Kansas Statehouse

Mar
08
This Week at the Kansas Statehouse

When lawmakers returned to Topeka last week they were tasked with reworking the budget they passed prior to their break in order to address a budget shortfall. Committees were off to a relatively slow start as legislators prepared to delve in to the budget shortfall, which will likely dominate the remainder of the session. 

Legislation Update

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Advocates Highlight Credit Union Difference at HCUA Missouri Advocacy Meeting

Mar
08
Advocates Highlight Credit Union Difference at HCUA Missouri Advocacy Meeting

The Missouri Advocacy Meeting brought credit union leaders from across the state to Jefferson City at an unusual time, with the Missouri Senate engaging in a multi-day filibuster that gained national attention. 

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