The governor says no to $420,000 tax break for Snooki and company, but allows tax breaks for other TV shows and movies
Snooki, The Situation and J-Woww will still find a way to get their GTL on, no doubt, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says they'll have to do it without taxpayer help.
Christie has announced his decision to veto a tax credit, nicknamed the "Snooki subsidy," that would have given MTV's hit reality series "Jersey Shore" a $420,000 tax break for filming in Seaside Heights.
"I have no interest in policing the content of such projects," Christie said in a letter to New Jersey Economic Development Authority exec Caren Franzini. "However, 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."
Christie, who tweeted a link to the letter he sent to Franzini on Monday, decided to let stand tax credits for other entertainment projects filmed in New Jersey, reported NJ.com. They included the Kyra Sedgwick family dramedy film "Chlorine" and a series of live wrestling shows.