There's a Jersey Shore controversy in New Jersey over a tax break for the popular TV show.

FOX News Radio's Dave Anthony explains the situation:

It's a tax fight over a show where fights are common; the Jersey Shore. The state's economic development authority has approved a 420-thousand dollar tax credit for the MTV show. Something Republican state lawmaker Declan O'Scanlon is against:

"Taxpayers should not be subsidizing the bar bill or the tanning bill."

He hopes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who is no fan of Snooki or the Situation blocks the tax credit. But, officials and business owners where the show's filmed say the Jersey Shore's an important tourist draw:

"We're spending all our money, thanks to the Jersey Shore. That's the only reason. We wouldn't have come here."

Dave Anthony, FOX News Radio.