First Jersey CU wins state approval to serve four new counties, 1.8 million people in metro New York.
At the end it was touch-and-go, but at last New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed the municipal deposit bill empowering credit unions to start accepting government funds.
Credit unions win right to accept New Jersey public funds after governor, legislators turn back bank appeals.
For its 75 years of service, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently thanked First Financial Credit Union.
Effort aimed at persuading governor to sign measure allowing credit unions to take public deposits.
Long-fought measure allowing credit unions to take government deposits now goes to governor for signing.
Companion bill passed Garden State's Senate last year; unclear when measure will go up for full House vote.