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Jan. 17: Opening day (noon)
Feb. 16: Deadline for bill introduction
March 18: Session ends (noon)
April 7: Bill signing deadline
June 16: Effective date of bills without 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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NM lawmakers scrutinize pretrial release system
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Chief justice urges lawmakers to balance public safety with ...
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Woman dies in custody at MDC
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AG Torrez challenges legality of local abortion bans
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Measure to tackle state's warrant backlog hits speed bump ...
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Legislature 2023: Lawmakers pursue gun restrictions
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Torrez sets focus on children's civil rights
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Hung jury in trial of man accused of shooting ...
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