His argument is that it will save towns money, a fully debatable argument considering the Office of Legislative Services has noted that government takeover of public notices would have an indeterminate cost to local governments and state agencies. What is more certain is that it is a move that would precipitate the loss of at least 200 to 300 jobs in the newspaper industry, and many newspapers, including many small weekly newspapers, will shut down. And that is just what Gov. Christie wants to see the maximum economic pain for the profession he blames for his post-Bridgegate fall, rather than

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