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Governor Appoints Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:19

justice-genericEmily I. Lonergan is an Appleton native, and an attorney with Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday his appointment of Emily I. Lonergan to be Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Nancy Krueger.

tony-evers“Ms. Lonergan is a very talented attorney who understands that decisions made by circuit court judges have a tremendous impact on the lives of the people who appear before them,” said Gov. Evers. “As a judge, Ms. Lonergan will ensure that everyone that appears before her is heard and treated fairly.”

Lonergan, an Appleton native, is an attorney with Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. in Appleton. She previously was an attorney with Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP of Milwaukee. Lonergan specializes in criminal defense and personal injury law. She also has extensive experience with complex business and contract litigation, professional licensing, juvenile matters, appellate litigation, and healthcare law. Lonergan has received numerous professional accolades. She received the Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin Law Foundation (2017), was recognized as a Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2013 to 2019), and was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal (2015).

Lonergan is a graduate of Xavier High School of Appleton, Marquette University, and Marquette University Law School. She lives in Appleton with her family.

Governor Highlights Transportation Investments During Stops in Wausau, Green Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:03

highway-crowdedBudget investments include $320 million for state and local roadways, coupled with the lowest level of borrowing in 20 years.

Wisconsin finally joins the fight against climate change PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Saturday, 17 August 2019 07:05

flood-wiState government demonstrates its commitment to clean energy, joins lawsuit against Trump EPA efforts to roll back climate protections.

Trump crosses new line with Omar, Tlaib, Israel move PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 16 August 2019 12:01

donald-trumpTrump rant reverberates across Washington, as pro-Israel groups condemned the president for threatening U.S.-Israel relations.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - He has sided with foreign autocrats over his own intelligence community; backed foreign dictators over his own military commanders; and supported foreign despots over his own allies abroad.

But President Trump broke new ground on Thursday when he urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deny two Muslim-American congresswomen entrance to the country for a fact-finding visit, accusing them of harboring hatred toward “Israel & all Jewish people.”

The move reverberated across Washington like a shot, as pro-Israel groups condemned the president for threatening U.S.-Israel relations; foreign policy experts chimed in with warnings of frayed diplomatic ties; and stunned Democrats issued waves of statements denouncing Trump for pressuring a foreign government to deny his American political opponents rights of free passage.

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Oshkosh Representative Supports Universal Background Checks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Aaron Collins   
Friday, 16 August 2019 11:35

orlando-nightclub-shootingWe need universal background checks for all gun purchases, something over 90% of Americans, and 81% of Wisconsinites support, says Hintz.

MADISON – On Thursday, Governor Tony Evers, along with Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Attorney General Josh Kaul, and legislative Democrats, introduced legislation to create a universal background check system in Wisconsin. Currently, background checks are only required under federal law for sales conducted by licensed dealers. This legislation closes the loophole for firearms purchased at gun shows and from strangers online. Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) introduced this legislation today for co-sponsorship. Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement:

gordon_hintz“The public has an expectation that government should do everything possible to reduce the likelihood of gun violence, which has become far too common across the country. Republicans in Washington D.C. and even the President himself, have publicly stated that background checks are necessary to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety. Yet the vast majority of Wisconsinites are currently represented by politicians who won’t even discuss the most basic steps that can be taken to protect the public.

“Democrats believe in safe gun ownership, and understand that our 2nd amendment rights come with a responsibility to reduce gun violence and promote firearm safety. Governor Evers did the right thing by reaching out to Republican leadership to pursue universal background checks in a bipartisan effort moving forward. It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see Republicans punt yet again when faced with concrete policies to make our communities safer.”

Last session, Assembly Democrats brought a bill to the floor that would implement universal background checks for all gun purchases, something over 90% of Americans, and 81% of Wisconsinites support. Every single Republican voted against it.

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