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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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Three Albuquerque seniors pitch bill to require free feminine ...
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They say the measure is a ... They say the measure is a critical component of achieving equity in education.
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Smells like student advocacy? Schoolkids bolster bill to create ...
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New Mexico already has a state ... New Mexico already has a state song, a state cookie, a state bird, a state flower and even a state question. What the state ...
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TOP OF MIND: What do you think about proposed ...
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Click here to tell us: ... Click here to tell us: What do you think about proposed rules prohibiting alcohol consumption before legislative meetings? Responses must include your name ...
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New Mexico faces a budget abyss if oil and ...
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Report predicts $36 billion revenue deficit ... Report predicts $36 billion revenue deficit in 15 years possible
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Senate panel, on party-line vote, approves bill increasing minimum ...
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A push to increase the minimum ... A push to increase the minimum age to buy certain firearms from 18 to 21 cleared its first Senate hurdle Monday, after a heated ...
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New Mexico bill to restrict lobbyist ‘revolving door’ advances
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A proposal moving through the Senate ... A proposal moving through the Senate would prohibit former legislators and appointees working under the governor from returning immediately to the Roundhouse as paid ...
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Bill aimed at bolstering NM's patchwork rural health care ...
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A proposal to tap New Mexico's ... A proposal to tap New Mexico's revenue windfall to bolster health care services in rural parts of the state where residents frequently have to ...
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Rally calls for aid to help energy workers, low-income ...
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A rally in favor of legislation ... A rally in favor of legislation aimed at helping low-wage workers and families drew about 300 people to the Roundhouse on Monday as they ...
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New Mexico seems determined to extend class time. What ...
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Three competing proposals are on the ... Three competing proposals are on the table
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Legislature 2023: Top issues to watch
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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.