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Credit unions: A ‘winner’ worth picking

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Free market, corporate welfare, winners and losers. These phrases are uttered every day in the halls of the Florida Capitol while lawmakers are in Session; but, the reality is, government is, across many sectors of society, still in the business of picking winners and losers. One such instance where government picks winners and losers is in the fight between banks and credit unions over public deposits. For years, the credit unions have been seeking legislation that would allow them to…

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Florida credit unions name Steve Crisafulli 2014 ‘Lawmaker of the Year’

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The Florida Credit Union Association today announced the recipient of its 2014 best-legislator award: House Speaker Steve Crisafulli. “Today, we recognize Speaker Crisafulli as our 2014 Lawmaker of the Year and thank him for his support of the Florida Credit Union Association,” said Patrick La Pine, the group’s president and CEO in a statement on Tuesday. “Speaker Crisafulli recognizes the importance of credit unions and has been a longtime friend to the industry,” continued the statement. “His dedication and leadership in the Florida House…

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