Government Affairs

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill. Now What?

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

What’s Happening Now The U.S. Senate passed its version of a tax reform bill late last week and now Members of Congress are beginning work to reconcile differences between the House & Senate bills.  This process is what is referred to as a conference committee. What’s to Come The conference committee work could finish by… Read More »

How Much Can YOU Afford to Lose?

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Is the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) important to you and your clients? The U.S. House just passed a Tax Reform bill and so work now begins in the U.S. Senate.  The Mortgage Interest Deduction in effect could be taken away from millions of Americans. Please click here and tell your Senators to reject any bill… Read More »

Update on Tax Reform

Posted on: November 13th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

This is an update on developments in Congress last week regarding Tax Reform. The House Ways and Means Committee passed its tax reform package out of committee last week on a party line vote.  A floor vote in the House is expected this week (likely to be November 16th). The Senate released its Finance Committee… Read More »

Help Save the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Posted on: November 6th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Should the United States be a nation of Homeowners or a nation of renters? The Tax Reform plan released by the House of Representatives last week is a clear and present danger to homeownership in America. Leaders in the House claim their plan would lower taxes for the middle class and create economic growth. However,… Read More »

CABR Leaders Meet with County Officials on Proposed Tax Increase

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

CABR Leaders Meet with County Officials on Proposed Tax Increase CABR Leaders Meet with County Officials on Proposed Tax IncreaseOn Friday October 27th, CABR Board of Directors and members from the Advocacy & Legislative Committee and the RPAC Committee met with Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune and Hamilton County Administrator Jeff Aluotto. Administrator Aluotto recently… Read More »

CABR & Cincinnati RPAC Endorsed Candidates for Cincinnati

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

CABR & Cincinnati RPAC Endorsed Candidates for Cincinnati After conducting candidate interviews for Cincinnati Mayor and for Cincinnati City Council, CABR and Cincinnati RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee) have endorsed the following candidates: Cincinnati Mayor:  John Cranley Cincinnati City Council Incumbents: David Mann, Amy Murray, P.G. Sittenfeld, Christopher Smitherman Cincinnati City Council Non-Incumbents: Tamaya Dennard, Henry Frondorf, Greg… Read More »

Trump Executive Order & Its Impact for REALTORS®

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Trump Executive Order & Its Impact for REALTORS® October 13, 2017 Mark Quarry Director of Government Affairs President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on October 12 directing federal agencies to study health care regulation changes that would allow membership organizations to sponsor health care plans – referred to as “Association Health Plans” (AHPs) –… Read More »

NAR Is Fighting for Your Internet Rights

Posted on: October 9th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

NAR Is Fighting for Your Internet Rights By Melanie Wyne The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has joined with a coalition of businesses and public interest groups working to preserve rules surrounding the open internet, also known as net neutrality. These rules have been in place informally since the dawn of the internet, and were… Read More »

CABR Endorses Mayor John Cranley

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 by Andrew Clark No Comments

CABR Endorses Mayor John Cranley The Cincinnati RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee) Trustees and the CABR Board of Directors has voted unanimously to endorse Mayor John Cranley for re-election as Mayor of Cincinnati. On Friday September 8th, both Mayor Cranley and his opponent each interviewed with the Cincinnati RPAC Trustees for 1 hour. Please vote… Read More »