The DOH didn't tell the Carlsbad Current-Argus how long the funds would last, however.
Janelle Worthan also wondered whether she'd be able to access WIC services because of the federal shutdown. After a visit to the Health Department on Wednesday, she said she was told the duration of her benefits was reduced from two months to one month. But otherwise, the visit seemed normal, she said.
"The current lack of a budget or continuing resolution is extremely disruptive to Holloman and our ability to remain mission-ready," Longmire said. "We are hopeful the government shutdown will be resolved quickly to minimize the affect on our mission and our already-stressed workforce of both military and civilian airmen."
Longmire said in addition to the cancellation of the flying missions, the government shutdown has also impacted 422 civilian employees at the base.
“We had to cancel,” said UP Aerospace President Jerry Larson on Wednesday. “The people at the air traffic center that manages the air space, and the White Sands Missile Range folks are not in their offices.”
UP was to submit a restricted air space notice Wednesday, but nobody was around to receive it.
The administration is now facing a number of open-records lawsuits; the Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico In Depth and the Las Cruces Sun-News and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government all have sued the governor for alleged open records violations. The governor has also been recently pressured into releasing her public schedule, although it has been criticized for being contradictory and incomplete.
"After waiting 174 days for any response from the governor or DFA, we have received nothing but excuses," May's lawyer, Stephen Farber, says in a statement. "Not one email, text message, memo, document, or even piece of paper has been made for public inspection."
Neither the governor's office nor DFA responded immediately to May's lawsuit.
However, Wollmann said no vote was ever taken, in part because the producers of the proposed series balked at the state’s financial terms.
“While the show’s subject matter may have initially been an issue, what was ultimately the big sticking point was concern over whether the state would get a guarantee of its loan being repaid from Sony Pictures – a Sony subsidiary – or an irrevocable letter of credit from a bank, which is what the council preferred,” Wollmann said.
Sarah Nolan is the executive director of Comunidades en Accion y de Fe, an immigrants’ rights organization known as CAFÉ, in Las Cruces near the U.S.-Mexico border. Nolan says parents who are vulnerable have created deportation readiness plans.
“They have an emergency plan for if one or both parents get deported and what happens when they’re alone,” she says.
Though the report touts the possibilities of producing solar energy in the area, it recognizes that there is not a lot of private capital available, and that the state’s transmission constraints and “regional isolation” preclude many large-scale facilities.
The report says the local solar sector may be small, but has potential that could be tapped into.
He said New Mexico has had the "worst economic recovery coming out of this economic downturn" and the worst job growth, adding that big corporations have benefitted from tax cuts while moving jobs out of state.
King points to problems with several state agencies as evidence of Martinez' shortcomings, in particular, the departments of education, human services and workforce solutions, saying some departments are "broken."
After weeks of declining to admit or deny there was one, some Curry County officials are acknowledging an internal investigation into the county jail’s kitchen renovation.
Commissioner Wendell Bostwick declined to discuss the investigation’s purpose, findings, or other specifics Wednesday, but said the investigation was completed recently. He said it was the result of questions raised about the kitchen renovation by the resignation of Facilities Manager Joe Wright.
To return the economy to pre-recession levels, governments and private organizations must work together to increase funding of economic development efforts as well as support and recruitment of businesses, according to Lautman’s recommendations.
A big part of the plan would be increased jobs at Intel's plant in Rio Rancho. The plant has been shedding jobs for those in Arizona, Oregon and overseas for years.
The NMSU effort to get students to stay to the end of football games by offering a chance to win prizes -- but only if the student attends the game and stays until the fourth quarter -- was widely mocked nationwide.
Now it's getting more bad press after a double-amputee Iraq War vet was unable to attend the game despite being chosen to win the $2,000 prize.
Taking care of her is his first priority he said, noting it would be nice to have time to go to a game. He has returned to school after taking a break last fall while his father was in the hospital.
"He cooks for me, he shops for me and he takes me to the doctor," grandma Marjorie Seedorf said. "Of course I appreciate everything he does."