robin vos office door
Press Release
October 23, 2017
Media Contact
Mike Browne, Deputy Director
(608) 444-3483
One Wisconsin Now

Memo to Robin Vos: It Wasn’t Terrorism It Was ‘Executive Favor’

Senate Republican Troika Still Needs to Answer Why They Violated WI Statute 13.06

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the latest public fighting between Wisconsin Republicans. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Sunday accused Gov. Scott Walker of negotiating with three GOP senators Vos termed, “terrorists.” The ongoing infighting not only led to a 10-week delay in passage of the state budget, but also may have involved State Sens. Duey Stroebel, Chris Kapenga and Steve Nass trading their support for the budget for Gov. Scott Walker taking separate action on a separate piece of legislation.

One Wisconsin Now believes the senators violated the state statute prohibiting “Executive Favor,” which carries with it a Class I felony if convicted.

“Speaker Vos, this wasn’t ‘terrorism,’ it was ‘Executive Favor.’ It is against the law and it is why we filed a complaint with the Dane County District Attorney to launch a criminal investigation.”

One Wisconsin Now filed the request for investigation October 3 following Gov. Walker’s “Executive Order” which enacted parts of a separate piece of legislation, Senate Bill 374, from the Republican Senators.

# # #

One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

us capitol building
Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker Joins ‘If It’s True’ Crowd

Meanwhile in an interview broadcast on Sunday, Gov. Scott Walker, joined those offering aid and comfort to Moore by falling back on the “if it’s true” refrain.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
11/13/2017
scott walker in a hole
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Gov. Scott Walker Signing Foxconn Contract

Scott Walker literally signed away our future, agreeing to a contract to send billions of our tax dollars to boost the bottom line of a foreign corporation.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
11/10/2017
ron johnson
Press Release

Ron Johnson’s Failure to Confront Sexual Abuse of Women & Children Continues

Ron Johnson Offers Only Qualified Condemnation of Sourced Reporting of Abuse of Teens, Minor Women by GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Roy Moore
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
11/10/2017
wisconsin over money
Press Release

Rigged Bid Delivers Contract for Scott Walker’s Campaign Treasurer

A consulting firm owned by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign treasurer Kate Lind received a state contract for services, after being the only one to bid on it.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
11/09/2017
scot ross tv still
In the News

Bill would lower drinking age in Wisconsin to 19

Scot Ross, who leads the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, says the bill sends the wrong message about the state's drinking culture.
WKOW-TV
11/09/2017
university of wisconsin bascom hall
Press Release

UW Students Blast Regents Policy Threatening Free Speech on Campuses

UW students and free speech advocates are organizing to fight back against new restrictions on speech being imposed system wide by the Board of Regents
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Institute
11/08/2017
signing contract
Press Release

Before Ink Dry on Contract, Scott Walker Running from Foxconn Deal

Scott Walker Can Run From Deal, But Voters Won’t Let Him Hide From His Giveaway to Foreign Corporation
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
11/08/2017
Student Loan Debt Graduation Cap and Money
Press Release

Americans Over Age 60 Fastest Growing Demographic for Student Loan Debt

A study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that borrowers over age 60 is the age demographic in which debt is growing the fastest.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
11/07/2017