Ohio credit unions pressed their case with state lawmakers this week to pass an enabling bill on depositing public funds in CUs, an issue which continues to draw fierce opposition from the banking lobby.

So far, there have been three House hearings on an industry-sponsored bill with another session slated in mid-April but the Ohio Credit Union League stressed again Thursday that the issue remains "heavily charged."

A record number of 120 Ohio CEOs turned out Wednesday to buttonhole lawmakers on the public funds bill and other measures at the annual Credit Union Day at the Statehouse.

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