the Accountability Blog

An Archive of Press Releases, Earned Media, Reports, Columns, Testimony, and Posts from One Wisconsin Now & One Wisconsin Institute

  • Throwback Thursday: Dan Kelly Applied State Gun Laws As He Wished Them to Be

    Dan Kelly went to great lengths to interpret the law as he wished it to be to reach the conclusion he wanted

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/07/2019
  • State Senate Shame: GOP Leader Puts Petty Score Settling Over State Business

    A bipartisan package of bills to help address homelessness and common sense gun safety legislation is being pushed aside today by Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/05/2019
  • ‘Shhh! It’s a Secret…’

    One Wisconsin Now, which sued lawmakers including Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette).

    Urban Milwaukee, 11/02/2019
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Continues Impeachment Bumbling

    After briefly dodging reporters’ questions, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has put himself back in the middle of Donald Trump’s ethical morass.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/01/2019
  • Paul Ryan’s New Foundation Keeps Him in the Spotlight

    “It’s definitely a vehicle that keeps Paul Ryan in the national conversation,” says Mike Browne of the left-leaning One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin Examiner, 10/31/2019
  • The Return of Paul Ryan

    “It’s definitely a vehicle that keeps Paul Ryan in the national conversation,” says Mike Browne of the left-leaning One Wisconsin Now.

    Urban Milwaukee, 10/31/2019
  • Robin Vos Definitely Not Helping Address Climate Change Crisis He Thinks Might Exist

    Robin Vos acknowledged climate change “probably” exists but, despite overwhelming peer reviewed scientific evidence of human impact, he has “no idea why it is occurring.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/31/2019
  • Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into the center of an impeachment investigation and looks very much like one of Donald Trump’s men in Ukraine.

    Mike Browne, 10/29/2019
  • Mike Browne: Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Sen. Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into center of impeachment investigation.

    Urban Milwaukee, 10/29/2019
  • Dan Kelly: Applying the Law As His Campaign Contributors Wish It To Be

    Dan Kelly's record on the court shows he’s instead seen the law as his campaign donors wish it to be.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/29/2019
  • Ray Cross to Retire After Five Years Leading UW System, 42 Years in Higher Education

    One Wisconsin Now ... said Friday that Cross was "leaving behind a legacy of enabling and appeasing the right-wing legislature."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/25/2019
  • UW System President Announces Retirement

    One Wisconsin Now tweeted Friday that Cross is "leaving behind a legacy of enabling and appeasing the right-wing legislature that was so intent on dismantling the UW System."

    WUWM-FM, 10/25/2019
  • Wisconsin Graduates Seventh for Debt

    “This is not a sustainable state of affairs. We need reform and we need it now,” Analiese Eicher said in a press release.

    Advance Titan, 10/23/2019
  • Wisconsin Graduates Seventh for Debt

    “This is not a sustainable state of affairs. We need reform and we need it now,” Executive director of the nonprofit advocacy organization One Wisconsin Now Analiese Eicher said.

    Advance Titan, 10/23/2019
  • Voucher Programs Expand, Creating Debates About Public School Funding

    “A closer look at the data shows many of the students receiving vouchers aren’t changing from a public to a private school, they were already attending private school.”

    Daily Cardinal, 10/21/2019
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Lame-Duck Arguments

    One Wisconsin [Institute] won a victory in January, convincing U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early-voting restrictions.

    Associated Press, 10/20/2019
  • Private School Vouchers Cost $350 Million

    A closer look reveals that most of the private-school students who make up that 81% were already in the voucher program last year.

    Urban Milwaukee, 10/18/2019
  • Right Wing Ramps Up to Elect Their Man on State Supreme Court With Voter Roll Purge Push

    The right wing in Wisconsin is going to pull out all the stops to keep Dan Kelly around like trying to bully a commission into a pre-election voter roll purge.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/18/2019
  • A Complaint Says 234,000 Voters in Wisconsin Should Be Purged From Voter Rolls Before 2020 Presidential Primary

    Analiese Eicher told CNN the recent complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission could negatively affect demographics groups that tend to vote Democrat.

    CNN, 10/17/2019
  • Over 81 Percent of Students Snagging Taxpayer-Funded Private School Vouchers in Statewide Program This School Year Attended A Private School Last Year

    Nearly 82 percent of students in the statewide expansion of the program in the 2019-20 school year attended a private school in the previous school year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/17/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Commission Faces Complaint

    We believe the timing of this current legal action is suspicious because it’s happening in the lead up to the spring elections.

    WORT-FM, 10/16/2019
  • Group Seeks to Remove Thousands From Wisconsin’s Voter Rolls Because They Are Believed to Have Moved

    Analiese Eicher, executive director of the liberal One Wisconsin Now, accused the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty of trying to give Republicans an advantage in next year's elections with a "back-door voter roll purge."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/16/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Commission Faces Complaint

    Mike Browne, Deputy Director at One Wisconsin Institute, explains the ERIC process.

    WORT-FM, 10/16/2019
  • Complaint Could Make Up to 234K Wisconsin Voters Ineligible

    Analiese Eicher said this was an attempt to "bully the Elections Commission into a backdoor voter roll purge."

    Associated Press, 10/16/2019
  • Complaint Could Make Up to 234K Wisconsin Voters Ineligible

    Analiese Eicher, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Institute said this was an attempt to "bully the Elections Commission into a backdoor voter roll purge."

    Associated Press, 10/16/2019
  • Right Wing Launches Campaign to Bully Wisconsin Elections Commission Into Voter Roll Purge

    The right wing in Wisconsin has a long and shameful record of manipulating the rules on voting for their own advantage.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/16/2019
  • Regents Move Forward on Free Speech Bill

    Analiese Eicher said the proposed policy is unnecessary because of a lack of incidents involving disruptions of speech on UW campuses.

    Advance Titan, 10/16/2019
  • Wisconsin Ranks Among Bottom of States in Securing Federal Funds

    This current (group) of Republicans has a pattern of behavior of making bad financial and fiscal decisions for political reasons.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/14/2019
  • Scott Walker Slammed for Tweet Mocking AOC’s Expensive Haircut When He Spent Thousands on Flights

    One Wisconsin Now, a left-leaning non-profit in the state, conducted the investigation into state records that found this information.

    Newsweek, 10/13/2019
  • Board of Regents Picks Pandering to Right-Wing Politicians Over Protecting Students

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today advanced a proposed administrative rule restricting free speech on campuses.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/11/2019
  • Evers Intends to Block UW Regents Plan to Punish Students Who Disrupt Free Speech

    One Wisconsin Institute opposed the rules because they believe they're vague and could be selectively enforced.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/11/2019
  • UW Regents Vote Could Mandate Student Penalties for Free Speech Disruptions

    The majority — including the One Wisconsin Institute — opposed or called for revisions to the change.

    Capital Times, 10/10/2019
  • Free Speech Crackdown on Agenda for University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Meeting

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is poised to push forward with a controversial plan to limit campus speech.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/08/2019
  • UW Board Of Regents To Vote On Proposed Punishments For Students Disrupting Free Speech

    Comments in opposition of the proposed punishments for students disrupting campus speakers [included] One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/08/2019
  • Top Republican Signals He Won’t Cover Legal Bills in Twitter Case

    State officials agreed to pay for One Wisconsin Now's legal bills after a judge determined they violated the group's rights.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/02/2019
  • Crises Collide: Low Teacher Pay Intensifies Student Loan Debt Crisis for Educators

    The more college debt that students incur, the less likely they are to choose to work in a lower-wage profession such as teaching.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2019
  • Federal Judge Deals Wisconsin Democrats Defeat in Lame-Duck Law Fight

    Badger State liberals did see a win in another federal lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute.

    Courthouse News Service, 09/30/2019
  • Unsealed Memo Exposes Student Loan Servicer Navient Pushing Payment Plans Driving Borrowers Deeper Into Debt

    The memo shows yet again how borrowers caught in the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis have been treated unfairly by the system.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/26/2019
  • UNSPUN: September 29, 2019

    We talk the U.S. Houses impeachment inquiry against President Trump, and the special election in Wisconsin for the 7th District.

    WMTV-TV, 09/25/2019
  • Tony Evers Announces Jan. 27 Special Election for 7th Congressional District Seat

    Meanwhile, Analiese Eicher, executive director with the progressive group One Wisconsin Now, praised Evers’ order.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 09/24/2019
  • Student Loan Debt in Wisconsin Continues to Outpace National Average, According to Latest Research

    Wisconsin remains in the top ten states in the nation for the percentage of graduates with student loan debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/19/2019
  • Republican Fitzgerald Running for Congress in Wisconsin

    Analiese Eicher... said Fitzgerald's entry into the congressional race will mean that he will neglect the job he was elected to do.

    Associated Press, 09/18/2019
  • State of Staffing K-12 Public Schools: Help Wanted

    Wisconsin schools are seeing the fallout from the teacher exodus and shortage of college students pursuing a career in education.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/18/2019
  • Lawyer/Lobbyist Hired by Republicans Bows Out of Opioid Settlement Discussions

    Lawyer/Lobbyist Hired by Republicans Bows Out of Opioid Settlement Discussions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/17/2019
  • But Wait, There’s More. Lawyer/Lobbyist Hired by Joint Committee on Finance Previously Defended GOP Legislators in Open Records Case

    The lawyer/lobbyist hired by Joint Committee on Finance previously defended GOP legislators in open records case.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/13/2019
  • Conflicts of Interest Abound As Wisconsin Republicans Play Politics With State Settling Lawsuits

    We face the possibility of losing out on billions from holding the opioid manufacturers liable because of the mess Republicans made.,

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2019
  • Seven Stops Not on Tom Tiffany’s Congressional Announcement Tour

    One Wisconsin Now offered seven more stops that should be, but aren’t, on Tom Tiffany’s introductory tour

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/10/2019
  • State Helps Fund Murky Pro-Life Group

    The idea of a direct state grant of $500,000 to Choose Life Wisconsin is questioned by Analiese Eicher of One Wisconsin Now.

    Urban Milwaukee, 09/10/2019