New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has is throwing his weight around again, this time to shut down Snooki and Co. Christie has officially blocked the $420,000 tax credit Jersey residents were about to pick up for the first season of Jersey Shore.

The so-called "Snooki Subsidy" was the cause of a bitter fight between Christie and the Economic Development Authority, which approved the credit in the first place. Christie vowed to fight back, and fight back he did, saying he was “duty-bound” to see that taxpayers were “not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”

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State Senator Joseph Vitale told the New York Times he applauds Christie's decision, saying of Shore, “It’s just a bunch of deadwoods getting drunk and getting arrested. I’m a big fan of turning the channel.” MTV, meanwhile, says Christie's veto won't change the show, and the GTL economies will remain relatively unaffected.