May 24, 2021 - Podcasts

The local push to defund the police

In the almost year since George Floyd's murder, calls to "defund the police" have grown louder. At a local level, that's resulted in cuts to some police budgets and efforts to reallocate funds to community policing and social services.

  • Plus, Jonathan Swan talks to ousted House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney.
  • And, venture capital thrives amid the pandemic.

Guests: Axios' Fadel Allassan, Jonathan Swan and Kia Kokalitcheva.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Justin Kaufmann, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at [email protected].

Editor’s note: This episode was updated to clarify that Rep. Liz Cheney stands with Republicans in their push for restrictive voting laws.

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