NH House Fails to Override 17 of Governor Sununu’s Vetoes

On Wednesday, September 16th, the NH House of Representatives gathered at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center for Veto Day – a session that was scheduled to take up 17 bills that Governor Sununu had vetoed in recent months. Action on all vetoes required a roll call vote, and the NH Constitution requires a […]

NH Patch Publishes Candidate Profile

NH Patch has published my candidate profile for the upcoming race for State Representative in Nashua’s Ward 2 (Hills. 29). My thanks to NH Patch for its efforts to educate voters heading into the November 3rd State Election. https://patch.com/new-hampshire/nashua/paul-bergeron-nashua-state-representative-candidate

Sununu Veto of Independent Redistricting Bill Keeps Gerrymandering Alive

This week, Governor Sununu vetoed HB 1665 which would establish an independent redistricting commission. The bill had bipartisan sponsorship and support. In his veto message, Sununu stated that “…we should take pride that issues of gerrymandering are rare.” Unfortunately, that is not true. The most obvious example of the type of gerrymandering that took place […]

Governor Calls Election Law Omnibus Bill “Unreasonable” and Vetoes HB1672

Claiming that the provisions of HB1672 were “unreasonable and unnecessary,” Governor Sununu has vetoed the Election Law Omnibus recently passed by the NH House and Senate.   On Sunday, The Telegraph published an opinion piece written by Senator Melanie Levesque relative to the provisions of the bill. It summarized the bill clearly and will give […]

House Finishes 2020 Session

The NH House met in session on June 30th at the Whittemore Center on the UNH campus and approved over 30 bills which will be sent to the Governor for his signature. This meeting concluded the House’s work for the 2020 legislative session. Among the bills approved by the House was legislation addressing the following: […]

Commemorating Juneteenth and Supporting Black Lives Matter

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations.  (Here are brief guides to what you should know about Juneteenth from the New York Times and the Congressional Research Service.) Juneteenth […]