NY lawmaker blasts ‘Tonight Show’ tax credit
By ERIK KRISS
Last Updated: 11:39 AM, March 23, 2013
Posted: 2:11 AM, March 23, 2013
New York state would be better off spending money on services for the developmentally disabled than on tax credits to lure “The Tonight Show” back to the Big Apple, an upstate lawmaker argued yesterday.
“Tonight,” which moved from New York to California in 1972, is reportedly planning to replace longtime host Jay Leno with Fallon.
“It’s outrageous in this fragile economy to spend millions of tax dollars on a late-night talk show when thousands of people with developmental disabilities may lose the services they need,” said Assemblyman Jim Tedisco — a former GOP leader — in blasting “taxpayer-funded handouts to support the lifestyles of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.”
An update on this silliness.