'Jersey Shore' Slammed by Gov. Chris Christie; Tax Credit Revoked

4:38 PM PST 09/26/2011 by THR staff
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The state's leader denied a bid from the MTV reality show Monday, saying the show 'does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the State and its citizens."

Despite the show's high ratings, not everyone is a Jersey Shore fan. 

On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed $420,000 in tax credits for the MTV reality show. 

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"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 wrote in a letter to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

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The lawmaker also made a point of saying his attention to the state's entertainment related tax credits, which are aimed at bringing more TV and movie sets to NJ, are only Shore-related, writing, "I have no interest in policing the content of such projects," but also added, "Although it appears that the EDA felt compelled to include Jersey Shore in its implementation of the Program, I am not so constrained."

Read the full letter, sent to the NJ EDA, here.  

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