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Here a situation that has residents in New Jersey pretty riled up: taxpayers in the Garden State will be footing $420,000 in production costs for the MTV show Jersey Shore. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved today a state film tax credit that had previously been suspended by Governor Chris Christie in 2010. Last year Christie cut the program in order to narrow in on the state’s budget deficit, but the NJ Economic Development Authority is now awarding credits to qualifying programs. As a result, taxpayers will cover the $420,000 in production costs from the MTV hit’s inaugural 2009 season.
Originally posted by drock905
I don't see it as a big deal. 420k to attract more tourists to the area and in turn make make a lot of money for the local mom and pops that are only open a few months a year seems like a bargain in this economy.
NJ has a TON of more important issues then a TV show getting a tax break. Let's not forget this show and it's image didn't appear from nowhere. This is a pretty accurate representation of seaside heights during the summer.