Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
CUs fare well in Michigans primary says league
NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (8/12/08)--Credit union-friendly candidates fared well in the Michigan primary election Aug. 5, says the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL). Of the 66 State House candidates supported by the league's political action committee, MCULAF, 64 will move on to the general election Nov. 4, said Patrick La Pine, MCUL executive vice president (Michigan Monitor Aug. 11). In the federal races, one of the closest and most widely publicized races was in the 13th House District, where U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Detroit), a co-sponsor of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (CURIA), narrowly defeated challenger and former State Rep. Mary Waters of Detroit. The vote was 39% for Kilpatrick and 36% for Waters. State Sen. Martha Scott (D-Highland Park) received 25%. MCULAF-supported State Rep. Ted Hammon (D-Burton) lost to Jim Slezak of Davidson, and Gibraltar Mayor Jim Beaubien (D-23), also endorsed by MCULAF, lost to Woodhaven Brownstown Board of Education member Deb Kennedy. La Pine told the Monitor that in the coming weeks, the league's governmental affairs staff will prepare a list of targeted races and ask credit unions to turn out grassroots support.


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@CUNA is testifying on reg relief Tues,July 15 at 2 p.m. be4 Hs Fin Serv Subc. Here is the agenda and witness list: http://t.co/yBRhlmdqHt
2 hours ago
IBEW Local 816 FCU closes.The Paducah, Ky., $6.3 million-asset #creditunion served 929.It's the 6th federally insured CU liquidation of 2014
2 hours ago
.@BankOnOregon recruiting #creditunions for underbanked project via @NWCUA http://t.co/j6MgHbe9F8
3 hours ago
.@wpcu's Fecher to testify next week on reg burden @HouseFinSrvicesCmte's subcommittee FIs/consumer credit #NewsNow http://t.co/eNGlQ7n3SS
4 hours ago
1 in 6 US teens considered financially illiterate, survey finds #NewsNow http://t.co/KpqYveLf4n
4 hours ago