Straight to The Point: April 27

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star3 The New York Credit Union Association is again offering member credit unions an enhanced version of CUNA’s Financial Counseling Certification Program. Through the program, credit union professionals can become Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors – NYCUA

star3 Voting is underway for the Association’s contested board seat – The Point

star3 Scott Wilson, CEO of SeaComm FCU in Massena, received a national CEO of the Year award – The Point

star3 U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a bill that would empower the U.S. Postal Service to take deposits and make loans – American Banker

star3 There’s little question that if credit unions had to pay federal and state taxes, many would no longer see any reason to maintain not-for-profit status – CU Journal

star3 People are sending more money abroad, but the cost to do so is still more than double what it should be, according to a new report from the World Bank – CU Times

star3 State Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse who is also pursuing the party’s nomination for governor, will not seek re-election – Times Union

star3 Many Americans are just beginning to climb out of the recession, yet policymakers are debating whether the economy is close to overheating – New York Times

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