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Public Forum - Financing Our Future: Balancing Education, Environment, Pensions, & Taxes as Caring Communities
Five expert speakers from the fields of finance, engineering, environmental justice, ethics, and theology discussed the challenges of balancing the NJ state budget. Co-moderated by Lisa Allen of HomeTowne TV and George Lucaci of Mercury Capital Advisors, the conversation included environmental dangers in view of recent flooding in Newark, risks of tax rates and school funding costs relative to neighboring states, the need for financial restructuring, and the power of grass roots collaboration. "We need centers of community dialogue," said Rev. Chuck Rush; "it's not just about money," said Nicole Miller, of Newark D.I.G. (doing infrastructure green), "but humanity and justice."
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NEWARK Video Reveals Civic Sensibility of the Next Generation
The papal encyclical, Laudato Si', provides a deeply coherent basis for understanding society, ecology and the environment. Enjoy key words and phrases below.
Powerful phrases from Laudato Si'
The lessons of the global financial crisis have not been assimilated, and we are learning all too slowly the lessons of environmental deterioration."  Read more
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Civics Quiz & Quotes
test your civics quotient...
1. What were the first 4 US presidential cabinet positions, and in which year were they established by law?
2. When and how was Inauguration Day moved from March 4 to January 20?
3. When and on what day do new terms of US senators and representatives begin?
4. When is Election Day, 2017?