KRWG, an NPR station based at New Mexico State University, quotes Michael Pagano, GCI fellow and dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, on New Mexico’s policy of allocating capital funds to individual lawmakers. Pagano said the procedure is not standard and not a good means of capital planning.
Such divvying up of cash by individual lawmakers isn’t standard procedure, said Michael Pagano, dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who has studied state capital spending processes.
“It certainly wouldn’t be in the textbooks about how to do capital improvement planning,” Pagano said. “In fact, it would be the illustration about how not to do capital improvement planning.”