Starting Tuesday, it will cost you a nickel for copies of letter-sized government records in New Jersey.

Legal-sized pages cost seven cents.

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The State's Open Public Records Act - or OPRA - has been a point of contention for years.

Gov. Chris Christie approved the changes in September, effective Nov. 9. In the past, copy costs ranged from $0.25 to $0.75 each, depending on the number of pages requested.

If the public agency's cost for duplicating a government record exceeds those rates, the agency can charge the actual cost of duplicating the record.

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