SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Democratic lawmakers discussed the end of the state’s legislative session in a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Several surprise announcements have so far punctuated the end of the session. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced during Thursday’s news conference that New Mexico would end its indoor mask mandate effective immediately.

Longtime Democratic House Representative and New Mexico’s House Speaker Brian Egolf also announced Thursday he would not seek re-election in the November 2022 election. Egolf has been a part of the New Mexico Legislature since January 2009. The move paves the way for new control of the New Mexico House

The session wrapped up at noon Thursday with Republican lawmaker Sen. Bill Sharer (R-Farmington) spending the majority of the late morning speaking to the Senate chamber in a filibuster. The procedural move ensured lawmakers would not be able to take a floor vote on a voting rights bill, Senate Bill 144.

This year’s session lasted 30 days. The budget focused session also drew extensive conversations about crime-related legislation.