Jersey Shore Costs State Taxpayers $420K
Film tax credit will cover some 2009 production costs
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2011 2:05 PM CDT
From left, Jersey Shore cast members Michael Sorrentino (the Situation), Paul DelVecchio (DJ Pauly D), Nicole Polizzi (Snooki) and Jenni Farley (JWOWW) in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Ammo for Jersey Shore haters: The show will get $420,000 to cover production costs for the inaugural 2009 season in the form of a state film tax credit, reports Cue the outrage: "I can’t believe we are paying for fake tanning for Snooki and The Situation," says state Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon of the decision. For a sarcastic counterpoint—"Can't have local crews, caterers, and other such layabouts employed at the expense of 10¢ a taxpayer. No sir"—see Richard Lawson's take at Gawker.