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Waco leaders share vision for violence interrupters | Local Govt. and Politics
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Waco leaders share vision for violence interrupters | Local Govt. and Politics

Waco police and Prosper Waco leaders provided more details this week on how they would tailor a "violence interrupters" concept, used with some measure of success in Brooklyn, for Waco."What this is not, is a call to put members of the community in harm's way," Waco Police Chief Sheryl Victorian said Wednesday.She said she does not want people to get in the middle of fights and try to break them up. ...
Nebraska education commissioner expresses frustration over board’s handling of his contract | Politics
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Nebraska education commissioner expresses frustration over board’s handling of his contract | Politics

Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt publicly expressed frustration Friday over the way the Nebraska State Board of Education was handling the renewal of his employment contract, telling board members that he felt he was excluded from the process.He commented during the monthly meeting of the board at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln.“It’s uncomfortable for me to sit here while you talk about me without me,” Blomstedt said. “I will say, and I do feel, as if I’ve not been in the process at this point in time. So, you all are agreeing to an offer that I have yet to consider.”The comments were a rare display of emotion for Blomstedt, a self-deprecating consensus-builder with a steady demeanor.Since taking the job in 2014, his contract renewals have been une...
Technology and Finance | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
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Technology and Finance | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

The digitalisation of financial services presents formidable tests for incumbent financial intermediaries, firms, exchanges and regulators. The fourth report in the series on The Future of Banking examines the growing impact of technology on financial markets and institutions and identifies the key challenges in payment systems, the use of big data and trading in markets. PDF Download The fourth report in the series on The Future of Banking, part of the Banking Initiative from the IESE Business School, examines the growing impact of technology on financial markets and institutions and identifies the key challenges in three specific areas: payment systems, the use of big data and trading in mark...
Stripped-down farm measure rolls through Missouri Legislature, heads to governor | Politics
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Stripped-down farm measure rolls through Missouri Legislature, heads to governor | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers approved a series of tax credits for the agriculture community Tuesday, but stripped the proposed law of a provision that could have benefited a major property developer.The package, which has been a priority for farm lobby groups, had been stalled in the Legislature over a piece of the overall bill that would have given investors like Columbia developer Jeffrey E. Smith $25 million in tax credits for investing in rural businesses in the state.Opponents wanted the rural tax credits out of the measure after a similar program in Georgia cost taxpayers more than $50 million.The revamped legislation now includes provisions for tax credits for wood energy, investments in meat processing, enhancements for the ethanol and biodiesel industry and...