Thursday night, Gov. Chris Christie returned to the New Jersey 101.5 studios for "Ask the Governor," hosted by Eric Scott. The program was aired live — see the replay above.

It hasn't been a good week for the governor. Monday, the legislature killed a controversial deal with the governor to let him profit from a book deal while securing higher salaries for legislative staffers and other public employees. He'd also backed a measure to let municipalities stop places public notices in newspapers — a measure publishers throughout the state said would result in papers closing and massive layoffs. But that measure's gone back to the drawing board, and won't come up again until next year, if at all.

Gov. Christie took on all those issues — arguing the newspaper industry used its power to lobby for measures that line its rich owners' pockets with taxpayer money.

Stay tuned for the next installment of Ask The Governor, when he'll be taking your calls at 800-283-1015 — but remember, the phone lines fill up quickly. Fortunately, that's not the only way to get your question heard:

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