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Congress boosted the budget for the battle against the opioid epidemic this year, and a chunk of it—$100 million—is slated for treatment and prevention in rural communities. But something about how lawmakers chose to prioritize that money caught a New Mexico health official by surprise: the funding is focused on counties that are mostly white.

Let's Talk Counting On D.C.

Jan 23, 2018
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Let's Talk New Mexico 1/24 8a: Call now 277-KUNM or 277-5866. This weekend thousands of New Mexicans braced for an uncertain work week after failed budget negotiations in Washington, D.C. led to a three-day government shutdown that ended Monday. 

Between national labs and military bases, public lands and social services, the federal government does a lot in New Mexico. Do you work for or do business with the federal government? How does uncertainty about federal funding affect you?

This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re talking about what it's like to have so many jobs in our state tied to federal funding. Join the conversation on Twitter with #letstalkNM or call in live during the show.

Trump's Tax Plan In New Mexico

May 2, 2017
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KUNM Call In Show 5/4 8a. President Trump has announced the outline of a tax plan that would lower taxes on businesses owners and the wealthy. He says it will help working families too, by giving breaks for things like child care. Critics on the left say the plan mostly helps the rich, while some on the right worry such big cuts would balloon the federal deficit. We'll look at some of the details we know and explore how they might affect New Mexicans. We'd like to hear from you! Would these tax changes help you or your business? Are you worried they might hurt people in the state?