As reports circulated that Jimmy Fallon is poised to become the show's host, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a bill that would give a 30% credit to any "relocated television production" that films before a large studio audience, has a $30 million budget and has been on the air for at least five seasons.
Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco tells the New York Post that it is "outrageous" to be giving a tax break to a talk show while the state is preparing to cut funding for the developmentally disabled.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb called the credit a "bad idea" on Twitter.
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