AP: New NJ union advocacy group free of cash caps

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Blackwood, N.J., after meeting with elected officials from Camden County about the benefits of consolidating local police and fire departments. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Blackwood, N.J., after …

Unions in New Jersey are forming an advocacy group free from fundraising or spending limits to fight Gov. Chris Christie's efforts to cut taxes and fight collective bargaining.

The group, Working Families United for New Jersey, is made up of members from at least a half dozen local unions. It has filed with the IRS as a 501(c)4 nonprofit, meaning it is not subject to fundraising or spending limits.

Union officials say the group will focus on educating the public about how working families are affected by the governor's budget cuts, taxation, education, women's health care and the importance of collective bargaining.

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