Straight to The Point: June 26, 2018

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star3 It’s federal primary day in New York, and the New York Credit Union Association has identified several significant races to watch – The Point

star3 After weeks of gridlock and few accomplishments, the state legislative session wrapped up last week – The Point

star3 New York credit unions are encouraged to report their youth financial education initiatives to the National Youth Involvement board by July 6 – The Point

star3 As one Washington, D.C.- based credit union prepared to head to appeals court over allegations that its website violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, more than 100 members of Congress signed a letter asking the U.S. Attorney General to help clarify language in the law – CU Times

star3 Existing-home sales decreased 0.4 percent in May as the median existing-home price increased year-over-year for the 75th consecutive month – CUToday  

star3 The battle to acquire cardholders is being won by issuers who use rewards as ammunition. Both Visa and Mastercard reported card growth in the low double digits, with the majority’s share of that coming from reward cards – The Payments Review

star3 Legalizing sports gambling and recreational marijuana would be a source of tax revenue for the state, which is why experts think New York lawmakers will inevitably legalize them – New York Post

star3 Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner created a bipartisan ticket for her long shot independent gubernatorial bid. Miner, a former ally of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is trying to mount her third-party campaign on the Serve America Movement line – Times Union

star3 One of the most common areas of attack by bankers is that NCUA abuses its discretion in approving community charter expansions, so creating a mechanism for a detailed public record and hearing process makes – New York’s State of Mind

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