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Important 2023 Dates

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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New Mexico tax unit leader believed to have stolen ...
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George Martinez was sentenced to 8 ... George Martinez was sentenced to 8 years in prison and will be ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution. However, prosecutors say ...
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Chief justice urges lawmakers to balance public safety with ...
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The state's top judge offered a ... The state's top judge offered a cautionary tale Tuesday for New Mexico lawmakers to ke ...
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Measure to tackle state's warrant backlog hits speed bump ...
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Proposal to spend $20M on a ... Proposal to spend $20M on a stat
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Solomon Pena ordered to remain in custody pending trial
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Second Judicial District Judge David Murphy ... Second Judicial District Judge David Murphy found that Pena presents a danger to the community.
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Before his arrest, Solomon Pena was elected to Bernalillo ...
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Pena faces charges for his alleged ... Pena faces charges for his alleged role in a string of shootings targeting Democratic elected officials' homes
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Prosecutors seek to detain Solomon Pena. Now, a judge ...
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Suspect in multiple shootings appears for ... Suspect in multiple shootings appears for first hearing
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Ballistics, cell phone data and an informant: Court records ...
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Detectives follow old school and high-tech ... Detectives follow old school and high-tech leads to make arrest
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Legislature 2023: Top issues to watch
Budget / Taxes
Hundreds of bills are expected to ... Hundreds of bills are expected to be filed during this year’s 60-day session. Here are some proposals that could generate debate.
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Pre-trial detention, organized retail crime measures on the table ...
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Proposals would build on work that ... Proposals would build on work that was done during last year's session