What Does The Federal Government Shutdown Mean For New Mexico?

Oct 3, 2013

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KUNM Call In Show 10/3 8a: The federal government has shut down after lawmakers failed to agree on a budget. We took calls this week on what the shutdown means for New Mexico.

Michael Coleman of the Albuquerque Journal Washington Bureau describes the scene in Washington, D.C., during and after the government shutdown. 

Rob Nikolewski, journalist from Newmexico.Watchdog.org, talks about how the federal shutdown is affecting New Mexicans.

Coleman discusses how long we can expect the shutdown to go on.

Mike, a caller from Albuquerque, wants to know if there will be back pay for those who are working now without pay or who are furloughed.

John, a caller from Albuquerque, thinks that political extremism is of growing concern.

Shawnee, a caller from Albuquerque, said she thinks about lawmakers' motives, including the possibility of racism.