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Kansas, Missouri U.S. House Members Sign FASB Letter Outlining Concerns

Jan
29
Kansas, Missouri U.S. House Members Sign FASB Letter Outlining Concerns

Eight U.S. Representatives from the Missouri and Kansas delegations showed their support for credit union matters by signing a letter addressing concerns to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The letter was signed by 62 members of Congress. FASB is in the final stages of reviewing a proposed standard that would change the accounting method for assessing credit impairment, a proposal that could have significant impact on lending in communities for credit unions. 

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MO Credit Union House Welcomes State Rep. Joe Adams

Jan
28
MO Credit Union House Welcomes State Rep. Joe Adams

Missouri Credit Union House in Jefferson City served as the location for Missouri State Representative Joe Adams (D-Distric

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Nominations Open for CFPB Advisory Groups

Jan
26
Nominations Open for CFPB Advisory Groups

Kansas and Missouri credit unions have a great opportunity to speak up for their members -  nominations for membership to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC) and Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) are open until February 29, 2016.

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Kansas Legislature in Week 3 of Session

Jan
26
Kansas Legislature in Week 3 of Session

The Kansas Legislature is now in week three of the session. In addition to HCUA staff appearing before the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee earlier this month, we're closely tracking the financial services bills being introduced on both the House and Senate side.

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Register for Heartland Credit Union Association Events at GAC

Jan
22
Register for Heartland Credit Union Association Events at GAC

The Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) is approaching quickly, and there are specific events scheduled just for Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) members.

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Missouri Legislative Update: Robbery Bill Moving Quickly

Jan
21
Missouri Legislative Update: Robbery Bill Moving Quickly

A robbery bill supported by credit unions that stalled at the end of the 2015 Missouri Legislative Session is moving quickly in 2016. The Missouri House Civil and Criminal Proceedings Committee voted out a bill intended to clarify stealing from a financial institution - including credit unions - is a Class B felony offense.

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Full Slate of House & Senate Committee Hearings Despite Short Work Week

Jan
19
Full Slate of House & Senate Committee Hearings Despite Short Work Week

The Missouri General Assembly is moving at an unprecedented pace for this time of year. Two and a half weeks into session, the House has already voted out four bills addressing ethics reform, and Senate committees met to work on a number of issues, including an expert witness bill, transportation tax, abortion and urban earning taxes.

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Kansas State Legislative Update

Jan
19
Kansas State Legislative Update

The 2016 Kansas Legislative Session officially kicked off Monday, January 11 at 2 p.m. So far, 44 new bills have been introduced at the Capitol in addition to the 700+ bills laid over from the 2015 legislative session. Committees will be in full force over the next week or two as more bills continue to be introduced.

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Two New Members for Key Committees in Missouri House & Senate

Jan
12
Two New Members for Key Committees in Missouri House & Senate

The Missouri General Assembly finalized committee assignments for the 2016 legislative session. Two key committees for credit unions each have a new member. They include:

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Stephanie Mullholland Joins HCUA Advocacy Team

Jan
12
Stephanie Mullholland Joins HCUA Advocacy Team

Stephanie Mullholland has joined the staff of Heartland Credit Union Association as State Legislative Director in Kansas. Prior to HCUA, she directed government affairs for the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA). Mullholland has previously served as Chief of Staff in the Senate Majority Leader’s Office. 

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