Christie facing decision on dozens of bills

Gov. Chris Christie could act on dozens of bills sitting on his desk, including an aid package for the economically hurting resort town of 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.

Lawmakers expect some action Monday.

New Jersey's governor has 45 days from the time legislation passes to act on it or it becomes law, but that clock stops when the chamber where a bill originated is out of session, as the Assembly has been throughout the election season.

The chamber is scheduled to return Monday. If a quorum is reached, Christie would have to act or the bills become law.