PORTLAND, Maine (1/6/11)--The Maine Credit Union League’s first Breakfast with Legislators series in December is providing opportunities for Maine credit unions to speak face-to-face with state lawmakers. The league coordinated a series of regional breakfasts prior to the holidays for credit union representatives and legislators that covered most regions of the state (News & Views January 2010). By the time of the final breakfast just before Christmas, nearly half of the 186 members of the Maine legislature had attended, the league said. “The impressive participation rate demonstrates the positive and important role that credit unions have in Maine,” said league President John Murphy. Consensus among credit union representatives who attended was that the breakfasts were beneficial and valuable, the league said. Issues generating the most discussion between credit unions and legislators were foreclosures, member business loans and financial education.