Straight to The Point: May 25, 2017

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Good morning. And just like, the 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention is a week away. The Legislature is off until June 5. The House will hold a session day today, it’s final before it breaks for district work period. The U.S. Senate is also in session. Here are your headlines this morning:

star3 The Convention App—which provides information on daily schedules, featured speakers, educational sessions, sponsors, exhibitors, event maps and more—is now available for download – The Point

star3 NCUA’s streamlined CDFI certification round closes tomorrow, May 26 – NCUA

star3 Credit Union Journal is hosting a free webinar June 7 at 2 p.m. that will focus on attracting millennial members through mobile banking – CU Journal

star3 The CFPB would shrink drastically under the federal spending plan released May 23 by the Trump administration – Bloomberg

star3 Democrats Brian Benjamin and Christine Pellegrino won special elections for vacant seats in the state Senate and Assembly, respectively – Times Union

star3 The estimated 10-year cost of the credit union tax exemption jumped a 32.3 percent over a year ago, according to the Trump Administration budget – CU Times

star3 The U.S. House is moving forward with legislation that would take a closer look at terrorists’ use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – CUToday

star3 Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to begin operating in upstate communities at the end of the month, if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs legislation passed by the Legislature this week – Democrat & Chronicle

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