ST. LOUIS (7/6/10)--Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met June 25 with representatives of the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) to discuss issues of interest to credit unions. Nixon met with MCUA President/CEO Rosie Holub and Senior Vice President Peggy Nalls, according to MCUA's newsletter, The Missouri difference (July 2). They discussed the Missouri Department of Transportation's decision last session to sever ties with 10 Highway Department credit unions. They also discussed the influx of funds into credit unions as consumers search for safe, local institutions as their primary financial institutions. MCUA said Nixon and his staff also were interested in: the Real Deal program and how credit unions across the state are reaching out to those affected by a troubled economy; payday loan alternatives, Get Checking, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, free financial education, community outreach programs and Homes for Our Troops. MCUA will supply additional information to the governor's staff and work with Travis Ford, director of communications, in the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, the newsletter said. "We were fortunate to be able to meet with the governor at a time when he and his staff were not involved with the legislative session," Holub said. "Governor Nixon was familiar with credit unions as financial cooperatives and was very receptive to hearing more about credit union involvement in the communities they serve," she said in the newsletter.