The state auditor released a report Friday showing about $4 billion is sitting around across the state unspent—but it’s unclear whether that money could help with the current budget shortfall vexing lawmakers in Santa Fe.
Sat. 2/13, 9a: We'll talk about loving our teeth on The Children's Hour, just in time for Valentine's Day! February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and dental health experts will explain how to show your love for your teeth. Plus we'll celebrate Valentine's Day! Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, brush up and join us!
New Mexico Braces For Budget Crunch Linked To Oil Prices – Associated Press Leaders of the New Mexico Senate are urging state agencies to institute cost-saving measures and plan to rewrite a budget for next year approved by the Republican-controlled House in response to declining revenue forecasts.
KUNM Call In Show
KUNM Call In Show Thu. 2/11 8a: The city of Albuquerque was approved for a federal grant to build a rapid transit bus system down Central Avenue. The city would also borrow $13 million to fund the project. The design would create a center lane along the corridor for buses running every 7 to 8 minutes.
Mistrust of government is at an all-time high. As part of our People, Power and Democracy project, Gwyneth Doland is moderating conversations between state lawmakers, policy experts, and New Mexicans to explore questions like: What reforms would increase your trust in government?
Public Health New Mexico
The number of people who are behind bars in America is much bigger than it was 40 years ago. In fact, it’s five times higher. That means a lot more parents are doing time, and having a record can limit people’s ability to get a job, find a place to live and provide for their kids. A local program is trying to help dads get around the obstacles and back on track with their families.