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N.J. Taxpayers Paying for 'Jersey Shore'

So the state of New Jersey is really helping pay for MTV's reality show Jersey Shore?

The Washington Post recently reported:

"Thanks to a film tax credit approved by the state’s Economic Development Authority, taxpayers will pay $420,000 of the production costs generated by the first season of Jersey Shore the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Seaside Heights Mayor P. Kenneth Hershey told the Star-Ledger that the credit is justified because the MTV reality show boosts the local economy whenever it shoots in the home state of its title." 

“I can’t believe we are paying for fake tanning for ‘Snooki’ and ‘the Situation,’ and I am not even sure $420,000 covers that,” said Declan O’Scanlon, a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.