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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 5:00 pm | Updated: 11:46 am, Mon Feb 24, 2014.

In an election year with an incumbent governor seeking re-election and two sitting state senators among the candidates who want the job themselves, political watchers might have expected to see 30 days of jousting for headlines during the legislative session that ended last week.

And there was some of that. One of the Democratic candidates, Sen. Linda Lopez, as chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee, was at the center of several days of controversy-filled hearings — on the contentious Downs Racetrack & Casino lease at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque and on the nomination of Hanna Skandera for public education secretary. The hearings were aimed squarely at Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, which labeled them as “petty political sideshows.”

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Off the floor

Demonstrations, booths, and informational sessions fill the halls of the capitol building almost daily. 

Mar. 2 — Albuquerque NOW (National Organization for Women), celebrate Women's History and equal rights, Rotunda, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar. 4 — Charter School Day at the Legislature Rotunda, Press Conference 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Halls of History, Westside 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar. 6 — Asian American & International District Day, Rotunda, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Mar. 21 — Session ends at noon

Session dates - 2015

• December 15, 2014 - January 16 Legislation may be prefiled

• January 20 Opening day (noon)

• February 19 Deadline for introduction

• March 21 Session ends (noon)

• April 10 Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed

• June 19 Effective date of legislation not a general appropriation bill or a bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date

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