From left, U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), Ken Blazing of Mayo Employees FCU, Lisett Comai-Legrand of First Alliance CU, Dawn Dunkelberger of North Memorial FCU and Tom Smith of TopLine FCU discuss the issues.

Member business lending, supplemental capital and proposed new CUSO rules were on the minds of nine Minnesota credit union professionals in Washington to hike the hill for Minnesota Credit Union Network.

They told lawmakers they met with during their Sept. 20-22 trip that  raising the MBL cap would allow their state’s credit unions to add $181 million and more than 2,000 jobs to the Minnesota economy. They also stressed their industry’s role in mortgage lending.

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