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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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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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Vote on clean fuel standard ties, fails to leave ...
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Bill aimed to reduce greenhouse emissions ... Bill aimed to reduce greenhouse emissions by 20% within 8 years
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House backs constitutional amendment on utility services
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Change would allow public money to ... Change would allow public money to connect individual homes to water, internet
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Hydrogen bill stays alive in slimmer form
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Revived legislation advances despite environmental critics Revived legislation advances despite environmental critics
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Backers of hydrogen bill not giving up despite opposition
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  SANTA FE -- The fight ...   SANTA FE -- The fight over hydrogen continues to generate steam at the Roundhouse. A House committee heard heated public testimony for nearly ...
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Amid electricity debate, House GOP seeks to postpone emission ...
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With just seven days left in ... With just seven days left in the session, House Republican leaders are calling for quick passage of legislation that would postpone New Mexico's plans ...
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Effort to revive hydrogen energy bill fizzles in House
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Speaker: Legislation parked until 'day 31' Speaker: Legislation parked until 'day 31'
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Debating the promise and perils of carbon capture in ...
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Government, industry pursue CO2 sequestration despite ... Government, industry pursue CO2 sequestration despite environmental opposition
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Carbon capture will require massive pipeline construction
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Feds contemplate new system to transport ... Feds contemplate new system to transport highly poisonous gas, stretching coast to coast