Chaos engulfs effort to enact Atlantic City aid package

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney denied there will be a meeting Friday to seek a compromise deal to save Atlantic City from going broke.

Sweeney spoke shortly after the Democratic Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald told reporters that Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto would meet Friday to seek a compromise on two dueling versions of an Atlantic City aid package.

Sweeney flatly denied that, saying no meeting is scheduled.

Sweeney later said he would hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to address the situation.

Meanwhile, the Assembly still has not voted on Prieto’s version of an aid bill.

Even if it passes, Sweeney has declared it is dead on arrival in the Senate.

Atlantic City could run out of cash within days.

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