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Feb. 17: Session ends (noon)
March 9: Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed
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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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State ramps up monkeypox vaccine rollout
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Health officials not considering mask mandate
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NM surpasses 8,000 deaths from COVID
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New Mexico governor withstands lawsuits over pandemic orders
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COVID growth tapers off in NM
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Lawsuit targeting NM vaccine mandate is dealt another blow
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State removes breakthrough case data from COVID reports
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