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

(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 NJ.com. 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. (Read more Jersey Shore stories.)

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