MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ costs taxpayers $420K

From left: Michael The Situation Sorrentino, Pauly Pauly D Del Vecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Sammi Sweetheart Giancola, Ronnie Fist Pump Brah Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni Jwoww Farley and Nicole Snooki Polizzi participate in the Jersey Shore panel during the 2010 MTV Networks TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Friday August 6, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (AP Photo by Mark Davis/PictureGroup) From left: Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, Pauly ‘Pauly D’ Del Vecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Ronnie ‘Fist Pump Brah’ Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni ‘Jwoww’ Farley and Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi participate in the “Jersey Shore” panel during the 2010 MTV Networks TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Friday August 6, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (AP Photo by Mark Davis/PictureGroup) (AP Photo)

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TRENTON, N.J. – September 15, 2011 (WPVI) — MTV’s “Jersey Shore” GTL motto might now stand for gym-tax credit-laundry instead of gym-tan-laundry.

The state Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved covering $420,000 of the production costs for the hit reality series’ inaugural 2009 season.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon told the Statehouse Bureau of The Star-Ledger of Newark and The Record newspaper he can’t believe taxpayers are paying “for fake tanning for `Snooki’ and `The Situation.”‘

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