Government Waste

Nearly $267,000 of Minnesota Taxpayer Money Given to ‘Tonight Show’

Snowbate program creates a 20 to 25 percent refundable tax credit

The Tonight Show told the state it spent more than $3 million to air in Minnesota, including a $162,000 paycheck for host Jimmy Fallon. Records obtained by Minnesota Public Radio via public records request indicate the show also pocketed $266,834.50 through a Minnesota government rebate program amid questionable eligibility.