After the New Jersey Economic Development Authority passed a tax credit dubbed the “Snooki Subsidy” geared to bring more TV and film production to the state, governor Chris Christie has punched the legislation in the face. Christie’s veto nullifies the $420,000 credit.
Yahoo reports that Christie had called the program wasteful, and said the veto isn’t a shot at the content of the MTV pseudo-reality show while taking a shot at the content of the show:
“I have no interest in policing the content of such projects. 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.”
Last year, Christie called the show “negative for New Jersey” in part because it takes New Yorkers and places them in New Jersey.