New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has been outspoken in the past about his disapproval of MTV’s hit show "Jersey Shore," on Monday vetoed $420,000 in tax credits that the state’s Economic Development Authority had awarded to the program, reports the New York Daily News.
"We must ensure that our limited taxpayer dollars are spent on programs and projects that best benefit the State of New Jersey," Christie said in a letter sent to the authority, the story says.
The credit for "Jersey Shore" is the only one vetoed by Christie among the many that have been awarded since the tax credit program began, the piece points out. A representative for MTV didn’t return calls seeking comment.
"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 said, according to the article.