Let's Talk Federal Government Shutdown In New Mexico

Jan 16, 2019

Let's Talk New Mexico 1/17 8a: How is the partial federal government shutdown playing out in New Mexico as it drags on for its fourth week with no end in sight? Over 10,000 federal workers here are either furloughed or working and not getting paid. Residents are also having trouble getting healthcare, selling products, finalizing loans and deciding how much crops to plant this year. How is the shutdown affecting you and people you know? 

Are you a federal employee or contractor, or do you rely on the federal government for funding or services? How are you handling the shutdown? We'd like to hear from you! Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show. 


  • Bill McCamley, secretary-designate, Dept. of Workforce Solutions
  • Roxie De Santiago, immigration attorney, Rebecca Kitson Law
  • Jeff Erway, owner, La Cumbre Brewing
  • Tim Korte, spokesperson, New Mexico Gas Company
  • Paul McKenney, Bernalillo County chair, Libertarian Party
  • Betina McCracken, acting spokesperson, Human Services Department
  • Chad Smith, CEO, New Mexico Farm Bureau
  • Judy Calman, staff attorney, New Mexico Wild
  • U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

Resources for Federal Employees

Financial Assistance

Food Resources

Utility Assistance

  • New Mexico Gas Company - (888) 664-2726
  • PNM - (888) 342-5766
  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - (505) 842-9287
  • Santa Fe Water Utility - (505) 955-4333
  • Rio Rancho Utilities Payment Deferral - (505) 891-5020