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Christie Vetoes Subsidy of 'Jersey Shore'


Actors from the TV show 'Jersey Shore' arrive on the red carpet for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sepetember 12, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)(ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a magnet for speculation about a possible presidential run, vetoed on Monday a $420,000 tax credit for the popular MTV reality show Jersey Shore.

Taxpayers could not afford to support a program that tarnishes the state’s reputation, Christie said, according to


"I have no interest in policing the content of such projects," the governor said, reported. "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."

Despite the loss of the tax credit, MTV told that the show would not be negatively affected.


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