Dean Pagano Quoted In Bloomberg News Article On Defunding Police Amid Pandemic

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Michael Pagano, dean of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, is quoted in a Bloomberg News article on public pressure for city and state officials around the country to reconsider and adjust their spending on police while they seek federal assistance to try to mitigate spending cuts because of the pandemic. “Cities and states are wanting the assurance from the federal government that they’re not going to have a hole blown in their budget,” he said.  “What’s happened in the last two weeks is it’s forced cities and states to examine their priorities with a different magnification of the social justice lens.”