Peter Bragdon http://nhpr.org en Bragdon Stepping Down From State Senate Next Month http://nhpr.org/post/bragdon-stepping-down-state-senate-next-month <p></p><p>State Senator Peter Bragdon says he's stepping down from the Senate next month.</p><p>This comes as the Milford Republican has been reappointed to lead the Health Trust for another two years.</p><p>Bragdon took the job with the former Local Government Center in August.</p><p>He stepped down as Senate president in September to avoid what he described as the appearance of a conflict of interest, but stayed on as a state Senator.</p><p>He says doing both jobs in the short-term was possible, but long-term, it was impractical.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:37:07 +0000 NHPR Staff 48015 at http://nhpr.org Bragdon Stepping Down From State Senate Next Month Committee Dismisses 3 of 5 Ethics Complaints Facing Bragdon http://nhpr.org/post/committee-dismisses-3-5-ethics-complaints-facing-bragdon <p>The complaints, all stemming from former Senate President Peter Bragdon's hire by the former Local Government Center (LGC), were brought by Concord Democrat Rick Watrous.</p><p></p><p>The committee made short work of most of them -- dismissing charges that Senator Bragdon knew he was being hired to help the LGC because of&nbsp; his position in the Senate, that he used his status to get his job, and that appointed fellow Senator Jeannie Forrester to a committee studying the LGC to curry favor with his future employer.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:29:14 +0000 Josh Rogers 42526 at http://nhpr.org Committee Dismisses 3 of 5 Ethics Complaints Facing Bragdon Sen. President Peter Bragdon Will Step Down http://nhpr.org/post/sen-president-peter-bragdon-will-step-down <p>Senate President Peter Bragdon is stepping down from his post, saying it’s the right thing to do after taking a position as executive director of the Local Government Center. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:07:01 +0000 Michael Brindley 33306 at http://nhpr.org Sen. President Peter Bragdon Will Step Down New Leaders Call for New Tone at Statehouse http://nhpr.org/post/new-leaders-call-new-tone-statehouse <p>It's called Organization Day at the Statehouse - it's the day lawmakers are sworn in, leaders are elected, and, as they say, the future is yet unwritten.</p><p>NHPR's political reporter <strong>Josh Rogers</strong> joins <em>All Things Considered </em>host Brady Carlson with more on the House and Senate leaders and whether their calls for a new tone in the legislature were comments on the previous legislative session.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:36:17 +0000 Brady Carlson & Josh Rogers 17990 at http://nhpr.org New Leaders Call for New Tone at Statehouse Familiar Faces Elected As Leaders In N.H. House And Senate http://nhpr.org/post/familiar-faces-elected-leaders-nh-house-and-senate <p></p><p>The leaders appointed by the newly elected state Legislature Wednesday are familiar faces.</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:43:48 +0000 Michael Brindley 17953 at http://nhpr.org Familiar Faces Elected As Leaders In N.H. House And Senate Bragdon Accuses House of 'Washington Politics' http://nhpr.org/post/bragdon-accuses-house-washington-politics <div class="transcript"><p>A minor bill to make technical corrections to the budget has caused a rift between Senate and House Republican leadership. The Senate President says the House&rsquo;s actions yesterday will cost taxpayers several million dollars.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>On Wednesday House lawmakers approved a bill that reduces the number of people of eligible for welfare assistance.</p><p>The change would save the state about a half a million dollars a month.</p><p>The Senate was on board with that move.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 31 at http://nhpr.org