Gov. Christie to sign Atlantic City rescue package

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is set to sign a package of bills to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash.

Christie said that he will sign the bills Friday after they were approved by lawmakers on Thursday following a drawn-out political fight.

The bills approved Thursday give the city's government up to five months to devise a plan to balance its budget.

Christie told 101.5FM that signing the measure Friday means Atlantic City has until Oct. 24 "to get their act together." He says the state will come in to "do what needs to be done" if the city doesn't deliver.