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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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Untangling the policies and politics of New Mexico's medical ...
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Legislature looking at changes to 2021 ... Legislature looking at changes to 2021 law designed to help doctors
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Roundhouse roundup: 6 major stories from New Mexico’s legislative ...
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Pretrial detention, prescribed burns, tax rebates ... Pretrial detention, prescribed burns, tax rebates among the issues weighed
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Answers from the Roundhouse: What's being done to lighten ...
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One bill would more than double ... One bill would more than double the minimum annual salary for education assistants
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Bill seeks to stanch rise of organized retail crime
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'We can’t operate like this,' business ... 'We can’t operate like this,' business owner, robbery victim says. 'People have just had it.'
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Lujan Grisham adds to Cabinet as NM celebrates American ...
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James R. Mountain of the Pueblo ... James R. Mountain of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso was appointed Friday to lead the Indian Affairs Department under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The ...
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Democrats advance proposal targeting anti-abortion ordinances
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New Mexico measure would prohibit interfering ... New Mexico measure would prohibit interfering with abortion, gender care.
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NM taxpayers could be getting another $750 rebate check, ...
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With rising costs of food, gas ... With rising costs of food, gas and other basic supplies showing no signs of dropping, New Mexico taxpayers could be in line to get ...
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Debate over reshaped juvenile parole bill hits Roundhouse
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At just 17, Carissa McGee went ... At just 17, Carissa McGee went to prison. Her 21-year sentence was longer than her life had been. "I can look back now and ...
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NM lawmakers are still weighing the pros and cons ...
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though not everyone's happy with it ... though not everyone's happy with it yet. Among other changes, the bill would reduce the requirements to graduate, a measure that sponsor Rep. Ryan ...
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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.