"His response helped elaborate on the initial proposal and confirmed for us it didn't seem much different at all from what I have always done," Bragdon said.
"It is important to point out that the Legislative Ethics Committee did not find there had been any ethics violation on my part," Bragdon said in a statement.
At the time, Bragdon said he didn't realize that signing the form meant he probably shouldn't vote on the matter.
Bragdon said ethics panel Chairman Martin Gross' letter mirrored the separation between his job and Senate duties he has observed since last July, when he agreed to head HealthTrust, one of the largest public insurance risk pools in the country.
CONCORD Sen. Peter Bragdon, R Milford, accepted the Legislative Ethics Committee's Ralph Lauren Knit Oxford offer to settle two charges against him Friday, signing a strongly worded caution that he avoid lawmaking conflicts with his $180,000 a year job as CEO of the former Local Government Center.
"The committee's proposal serves only to reinforce those steps I have taken to separate myself from state matters involving my employer."
Earlier this month, the panel cleared Bragdon of any intentional wrongdoing and dismissed three charges lodged by Rep. Rick Watrous, D Concord.
Whether getting paid the salary was an illegal gift.
Bragdon is scheduled to complete his one year contract with HealthTrust this summer. The contract would automatically be in effect for an additional year if neither side acts by the end of June.
"The purpose of the conditions is to assure that as long as Sen. Bragdon remains in the Senate, his position as such cannot in any way be used to benefit his employer," Gross wrote.
Earlier this week, Gross defended the offer and said it isn't subject to further negotiation.
The former Senate president said he added to the confusion by signing a declaration of conflict form last November when the Senate took up whether to expand Medicaid.
"For someone new, it is another thing to discourage them from being involved," Bragdon said.
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a less experienced or new legislator might experience such a controversy and decide serving in the Legislature isn't worth it.
"I know that form kind of confused things, but this informal resolution clears all that up," Bragdon said.
As a five term senator and former House member, Bragdon, 50, said this ordeal wouldn't affect whether he would seek another two year term in the Senate this fall.
or face a public hearing on two remaining charges brought against him.
Bragdon said he was acting with caution and that there wasn't a conflict with his job and Medicaid.
Last week, Bragdon's lawyer, Russell Hilliard, of Concord, questioned whether the initial offer from the ethics panel was "overbroad and unnecessary."
Whether he violated the ethics guidelines in seeking the CEO position knowing the LGC would be seeking legislative support.
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The Senate rejected Medicaid expansion, and Bragdon joined the 12 other GOP senators to oppose it.
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