(NEW YORK) — The Tonight Show was said to have moved to New York for creative reasons, but there may be more to it.
The Tonight Show has returned to New York City where it began in 1954. The move was reportedly for creative reasons, but it seems New York State helped lure the show away from California with an unconventional 30% tax credit.
According to ABC’s Deirdre Bryant, changes were made to the state budget by Governor Andrew Cuomo early last year as NBC was considering the move. It saves the network more than $20 million a year.
And for New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, the move means more jobs for the city and another reason for tourists to visit.
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