The Innocence Project and the Oklahoma Innocence Project praised Governor J. Kevin Stitt for signing bipartisan legislation to protect against the leading causes of wrongful convictions. Senate Bill 798 requires the use of evidence-based practices that prevent eyewitness misidentification, and Senate Bill 636 requires law enforcement to record suspect interrogations for murder and rape cases, a key protection against false confessions.
In Oklahoma, 11 wrongful convictions involved eyewitness misidentification and five involved false confessions since 1989, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. These cases cost taxpayers nearly $42 million in state compensation and civil payments.
Representatives Jeanine Notter (R-Merrimack), Max Abramson (R-Seabrook), Walter Stapleton (R-Claremont), and Kurt Wuelper (R-Strafford) spoke in favor of repeal. Rep. Abramson warned his colleagues about the constitutional defects of the law in light of the McCullen decision. Rep. Notter echoed that concern, saying, “The day the buffer zone is actually posted, I guarantee that litigation will ensue, costing us millions.”
424 State representatives and senators have introduced a total of 889 different bills ranging from business issues to proposed tax credits and even far flung proposals to further erode your Constitutional rights. As usually, we'll be diligently working to protect those rights while preserving the New Hampshire Advantage. The Democrats now have majorities in the State House and State Senate, but we can still fight against their usual array of top-down controls, educational experiments, tax increases, unfunded mandates, and the litany of red tape, litigation, and overpriced boondoggles.
All four Republican candidates for State House for Seabrook and Hampton Falls, including former Representatives Max Abramson, Jason Janvrin, and Aboul Khan all placed well in the uncontested September primary. Strong support from primary voters is also a strong indication of intended support for the November 6th General Election.
For four years, there's been a business friendly Republican majority in both Congress and the New Hampshire state legislature. Over those four years, businesses have been able to expand and create record numbers of new jobs, increasing wages and bringing down the overall tax bill.
Rep. Max Abramson recently received the endorsement of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, and independent watchdog group that supports candidates who consistently vote to protect liberty and keep down taxes.
After President Trump recently announced his intention to withdraw from the non-binding international Paris treaty on climate change, there have been widespread protests by activists against the decision.
"Instead of losing $1-2 trillion a year in global economic activity, America should be leading the world in the development of alternative energies," former Representative Max Abramson (R-Seabrook) said on WNTK in an interview this morning. "Developing economies use the technology that we develop in this country, and we can create more jobs and build more manufacturing in this country by bringing energy costs down through free market competition."