RAM has an active Government Affairs Committee and Government Affairs Director that are responsible for leading the Association’s interactions with County Government.

The Government Affairs Committee is to affect public policy to benefit our industry, homeownership, and private property rights.

Government Affairs News

The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that taxpayers can continue to deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans “in many cases,” despite the new tax law’s limitations on the mortgage interest deduction. The IRS is getting blitzed by questions from taxpayers and tax professionals alike, asking if the restrictions in the Tax Cuts […]

From RAM Government Affairs Director Lawrence Carnicelli: The REALTORS® Association of Maui had a stellar 2017 with our advocacy program. We strengthened our relationships with our friends and we established new friendships all across the board. We also made great headway on last year’s priorities list with successes in affordable housing, invasive species and water […]

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30th if Congress does not take action. During the past month, there has been a lot of activity on Capitol Hill surrounding the reauthorization of the NFIP. NAR has been actively engaged in trying to shape various pieces of legislation in accordance with NAR’s flood insurance […]

Government Affairs Director: Jason Economou.

How your GAC and Government Affairs Committee are working for YOU:

  • Reacts to proposed County legislation and informs members
  • Testifies on important issues that affect REALTORS®
  • Maintains positive relationships with County leaders
  • Work with the Hawaii Association of REALTORS® for the passage of state legislation that benefits REALTORS®