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Caroline Casagrande is a Republican member of the New Jersey state Assembly. She sits on the Judiciary, Regulatory Oversight and Gaming, and State Government Committees.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
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In 2010, Casagrande introduced A. 1626. This bill provides a gross income tax credit of up to $7,500 for qualified home purchases made by certain first-time home-buyers. Under the bill, qualified taxpayers can take 10 percent off their qualified home purchase price or $7,500, whichever is less, as a refundable credit under the gross income tax. The ALEC model legislation, "The Real Estate and Economic Growth Resolution," provides for a tax credit for first-time home-buyers. According to the resolution: "tax credits for first-time home buyers should be enacted to spur the economy and enable millions of Americans to afford their own homes."
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- "Assembly No. 1626." New Jersey State Legislature. NJLeg.State.NJ.US. Accessed July 26, 2011.
- "Real Estate and Economic Growth Resolution Exposed." ALEC Exposed. ALECExposed.org. Center for Media and Democracy. Accessed July 26, 2011.