Christie reportedly objected to an expansion of the New Jersey Film Tax Credit Transfer Program in a veto letter to the Economic Development Authority.
“We must ensure that our limited taxpayer dollars are spent on programs and projects that best benefit the State of New Jersey,” Christie said. “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.”
Christie also objected to the content of the show. He and several other politicians have decried the show’s “stereotypes” of New Jersey people who spend their days, partying, drinking and tanning.
Christie also slammed supporters of the expansion of the tax-credit program, MyFoxPhilly reported.
“For such legislators to now complain of its implementation with respect to Jersey Shore is, at best, mystifying.”
It was not clear whether MTV had plans to relocate the cast to a new location. The show filmed its last season in Italy.