Key Point: "Indeed, to suggest that even a technically sequestered LGC has no interest in what happens in the Statehouse is simply ludicrous....Bragdon’s hiring puts the state in the embarrassing position of having its most powerful legislator leading an organization that is suing the executive branch in a case that is going before the state’s highest court; that’s the kind of thing that can turn a state into a laughing stock. Further thickening the plot is the question of which master Bragdon would be serving if he tried to do both. Here’s a hint: The LGC job will pay him $180,000 a year; he’ll earn $125 per year as Senate president."
Nashua Telegraph Editorial: LGC deal with Bragdon lowers New Hampshire’s ethical bar
We can see where New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon would be a good hire to lead the Concord-based Local Government Center, even if he weren’t the state’s second most powerful elected official.
This is also the juncture, it seems, where we learn whether Bragdon is, after all, the man of unquestioned integrity that so many of his supporters thought he was.