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Byline: Barry Massey THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANTA FE Once the Year 2000 arrives and state offices open on Jan. 3, expect business as usual. State government won't be hung over from Y2K problems.
That's the prediction of Jim Hall, who's overseeing preparations of state agency computers for the new year.
"We have put so much time and effort into ensuring that it becomes the biggest non-event of the year," Hall said. "We're hoping for the best and planning for the worst."
His bottom line assessment: Essential services will continue for New Mexicans from state agencies. That means, for instance, unemployment and welfare benefits will be paid on …