Jersey Shore Loses $420K Tax Credit
Governor 'duty-bound' to ensure state doesn't foot bill for MTV hit
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2011 6:27 PM CDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie axed a proposed $420,000 tax credit for the MTV hit "Jersey Shore" today.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)
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(Newser) – Sorry, Snooki lovers: New Jersey's governor has nixed a $420,000 tax credit for Jersey Shore that would have covered production costs for the show's 2009 season. Gov. Chris Christie said the state's slumping economy and need to pump money into other programs dictated the decision, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Said Christie: "As chief executive I am duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”