Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Johnson Visits Senate, House.(New Mexico)

Byline: Loie Fecteau Journal Politics Writer

Gov. Hopes To Ease Into Work

SANTA FE Gov. Gary Johnson, recovering from a fall on the ice while running last week, got his new back brace signed by lawmakers Wednesday when he paid surprise visits to the House and Senate floors.

Johnson, who called his injury a broken back, dropped by the Capitol for a couple of hours on his way home from a morning visit to his doctor. He said he hoped to begin easing back into his regular work schedule.

"I hope to get back a little bit more each day," said Johnson, who was dressed in jeans and cowboy boots and wore his plastic brace over a white T-shirt. "I'll play that by ear. …

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