Clock ticking for Christie to decide on bills on his desk

The clock is running down for Gov. Chris Christie to act on legislation sitting on his desk, including an aid package for economically-hurting Atlantic City.

The Atlantic City bills are among the highest-profile measures awaiting action from Christie, who is also seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

He also faces a decision on an overhaul to the state’s election laws.

The bills call out for Christie’s attention at home in New Jersey as his presidential campaign endures ups and downs.

Christie was asked about the Atlantic City legislation during a radio call-in show, but did not say how he would act.

Another bill Christie is considering is an overhaul to the state’s election laws, which Democrats call outdated.

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