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Important 2022 Dates

Jan. 18: Opening day (noon)
Feb. 2: Deadline for bill introduction
Feb. 17: Session ends (noon)
March 9: Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed
May 18: Effective date of legislation not carrying an emergency clause or other specified date

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Dan Boyd, pictured left in 2018, is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Journal and has covered the New Mexico Legislature since 2008. He previously covered Santa Fe City Hall and worked for a newspaper in Idaho. After nearly a decade working there, Boyd rarely gets lost in the Roundhouse.

Dan McKay, center, joined the legislative team ahead of the 2017 session, when he learned more than he ever wanted to know about sponge bonds. Before that, he covered City Hall and county government in Albuquerque. McKay is an Air Force brat who graduated from the University of New Mexico.

Eddie Moore, right, lives in Santa Fe County and has been covering the New Mexico Legislature, state government and northern New Mexico as a news photographer for more than 20 years, sometimes with a patrician slant toward fishing.


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Ethics agency reaches settlement with Rep. Louis
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Payment of $250 represents the maximum ... Payment of $250 represents the maximum allowable fine
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Legislature 2022: Drama and debate
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Overall, lawmakers introduced and passed a ... Overall, lawmakers introduced and passed a total of 64 bills – fewer than usual
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Proposal to boost judicial pay on its way to ...
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Lawmakers granted final legislative approval Tuesday ... Lawmakers granted final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill that would sharply boost the salaries of New Mexico judges and justices. The legislation, Senate ...
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'Second Chance' bill removed from consideration
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Measure had already passed the Senate Measure had already passed the Senate
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House works overnight, passing bills on violence intervention, economic ...
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The state House worked through the ... The state House worked through the night Friday and early Saturday, passing bills that would establish a violence intervention program, make it a crime ...
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House adopts bill to prohibit threats against judges
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The state House late Friday passed ... The state House late Friday passed a bill that would make it a crime to threaten a judge — action that came after New ...
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Pretrial monitoring bill surfaces in crime debate
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Legislators pivot after pretrial detention proposal ... Legislators pivot after pretrial detention proposal faced skepticism
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Committee blocks bill for pretrial detention
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Vote a major blow; identical proposal ... Vote a major blow; identical proposal still alive in House
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Study: New Mexico needs more public defenders
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Analysis says state has one-third the ... Analysis says state has one-third the number necessary to meet national standards