Scot Ross Archive


  • A Tweetstorm of Scott Walker Racism

    Scot Walker’s track record of policy decisions in Wisconsin shows a candidate who often actively pursues stances that would undermine racial and social justice.

    Scot Ross, 09/17/2018
  • Twenty-Five Years of Scott Walker

    It’s officially Scott Walker’s 25th anniversary in his self-described “government hammock.”

    Scot Ross, 06/28/2018
  • To Turn Voters Out, You Need to Turn Them on

    How the actions and poor decisions of Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state Legislature have hurt Wisconsin is well publicized and widely known. To the progressive leaders and activists...

    Scot Ross, 06/05/2018
  • Open Letter to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Demanding It Pull Down Television Advertisement

    One Wisconsin Now has sent the following letter to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce demanding it pull down the television ad.

    Scot Ross, 03/30/2018
  • Open Records Watchdog FOIC’ed Up With Scott Walker Award

    The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council could not have picked a worse recipient for its political openness award than Scott Walker.

    Scot Ross, 03/08/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now’s 2018 Predictions

    What’s in store for Wisconsin politics in 2018? Who knows. But that’s not going to stop us from making our predictions for the year ahead.

    Scot Ross, 12/27/2017
  • What’s Missing From Foxconn Deal? A Lot.

    That same wisdom applies to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $3 billion-plus subsidy to induce Taiwanese-based Foxconn to locate a factory in Wisconsin.

    Scot Ross, 08/12/2017
  • Diligence Required on Foxconn Job

    Gov. Scott Walker wants state taxpayers to dole out up to $250 million annually in incentives to Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn.

    Scot Ross, 07/28/2017
  • Testimony Before Joint Hearing on Constitution Convention Resolution

    A group of state legislative Republicans think that now, 230 years after our first and only constitutional convention, is a good time to rewrite the Constitution.

    Scot Ross, 03/28/2017
  • A Failure of Leadership: Gov. Scott Walker’s Big Dodge on Student Loan Debt Crisis

    So here’s a little advice for Gov. Scott Walker, stop dodging the student loan debt crisis and start leading by supporting real, common sense reform.

    Scot Ross, 01/12/2017
  • Why Does Scott Walker Get a Pass on Election Lie?

    Allowing Scott Walker to spread misinformation about the impact of the voter ID law undermines the integrity of our elections.

    Scot Ross, 11/30/2016
  • Eric Wimberger (R-Wall Street)

    People across the ideological spectrum agree that student loan debt is a crisis and that borrowers should be able to refinancing their loans like you can a mortgage. Eric Wimberger does not.

    Scot Ross, 10/31/2016
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Obstruction)

    Allowing our courts to become deadlocked for petty political reasons would be unprecedented. It’s time Sen. Ron Johnson stop playing games and start doing his job.

    Scot Ross, 03/01/2016
  • Governor ‘Incomplete’ on Student Debt

    I would describe Scott Walker’s college affordability scheme the same way I would characterize his own personal higher ed experience — woefully incomplete.

    Scot Ross, 01/25/2016
  • Legislators Hear Need for Reform From Student Loan Borrowers

    Will they act to help or will they allow student loan debt to stand in the way of the fair shot at the middle class borrowers have earned with their hard work and personal responsibility?

    Scot Ross, 10/08/2015
  • Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Decades of Debt

    The student loan debt crisis is real, the need for reform is urgent and the opportunity is before us.

    Scot Ross, 08/28/2015
  • Sen. Rick Gudex Reveals Himself As a Politician, Not a Leader

    Sen. Gudex and his fellow Republicans need to remember they’re supposed to be working for us, not covering Scott Walker’s backside, and resist the temptation to allow partisanship to overcome common sense.

    Scot Ross, 08/13/2015
  • Invitation Accepted, Governor Walker

    While we are often at odds with Walker, on this we can agree: He most certainly should be evaluated by the company he keeps and his record in office.

    Scot Ross, 07/30/2015
  • Will Scott Walker Choose to Be a King?

    After cowering behind closed doors, Republicans emerged to unleash the greatest assault on open records in our state’s history.

    Scot Ross, 07/02/2015
  • A Valuable Lesson in Gov. Scott Walker’s Education Record

    The teachable moment is that behind every "bold" claim by Walker is a very different, cold, hard truth. It's a lesson the school children of Wisconsin know only too well.

    Scot Ross, 06/18/2015
  • Higher Ed Cost Shift Sabotaging State’s Growth

    If we’re going to move our state forward, we need to choose a different path by recommitting to public education as a public good and reducing student debt.

    Scot Ross, 05/15/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Is No Model to Follow

    Despite a lifetime in campaign politics, Governor Walker has much to learn about the economy works.

    Scot Ross, 05/11/2015
  • State Senate Republicans Make a Bad Idea Even Worse

    The efforts of both Assembly and Senate Republicans fall woefully short of protecting our children and tax dollars, instead putting ideology and political payback before helping our schools be the best that they can be.

    Scot Ross, 01/23/2015
  • Testimony in Opposition to 2015 Assembly Bill 1

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony to members of Assembly Education Committee, in opposition to Assembly Bill 1.

    Scot Ross, 01/14/2015
  • Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1, being heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

    Scot Ross, 01/08/2015
  • Right to Work Is Wrong for Wisconsin

    A right to work law would take us in the opposite direction, and that’s why it’s wrong for families, wrong for workers and wrong for Wisconsin.

    Scot Ross, 12/11/2014
  • Tonight! Rightwing Bradley Awards Streaming Live

    The Progressive Magazine has a great post about tonight's 'Bradley Foundation' awards, emceed by recent…um…'newsmaker' George Will.

    Scot Ross, 06/18/2014
  • State of the State: Missed Opportunity

    If we don't act we risk higher education at a university or job training at a technical college become nothing more than a multi-decade debt sentence instead of the path to the middle class.

    Scot Ross, 01/24/2014
  • Rate Deal Doesn’t Resolve $1.2 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Without a sense of urgency and action on real, comprehensive solutions, we run the risk of seeing the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis become a $2 trillion economic catastrophe.

    Scot Ross, 07/29/2013
  • Equality of Inconvenience

    Bills like the early voting restriction proposal, and the lawmakers like Rep. Duey Stroebel that propose them, ought to be rebuked, not excused.

    Scot Ross, 03/11/2013
  • State of the State? More Like State of Gov. Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign.

    It is no coincidence that the first post-November election comments on his policy agenda for the coming year were made by Gov. Scott Walker at the Reagan library in California

    Scot Ross, 01/10/2013
  • Scott Walker 2013: Past Is Prologue?

    As Gov. Walker pursues national political ambitions, he is poised to inflict even more of his poisonous agenda on the people of Wisconsin.

    Scot Ross, 01/03/2013
  • What’s The Number?

    How can making it more difficult for Wisconsin residents to exercise their right to vote in the leading democracy in the world be justified?

    Scot Ross, 11/12/2012
  • A Win for Voter Rights in Wisconsin, Finally

    Voting is both our right and our civic responsibility. It is how we shape the future of our communities and hold our elected representatives accountable.

    Scot Ross, 09/05/2012
  • It’s Not What Paul Ryan Said, It’s What He Didn’t Say

    The fact checkers have been working overtime to catalog the distortions and dissembling of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Ryan’s fact-challenged polemic was...

    Scot Ross, 08/30/2012
  • Is ‘It’s Working’ Gov. Walker’s ‘Mission Accomplished’?

    Turns out the worst news of Gov. Scott Walker’s week wasn’t that one million people signed papers to recall him from office. It was that for the sixth straight month, the state...

    Scot Ross, 01/19/2012
  • 2007: Jeff Fitzgerald Praised Creation of ‘Non-Partisan’ GAB

    As Jeff Fitzgerald tries to vault to the top of the “most hypocritical legislator” list for the week, he’s making a heckuva case. Consider his call to end the non-partisan Government Accountability...

    Scot Ross, 12/15/2011
  • One Wis. Now Supporters Back to Skies Against Walker at Badger Game

    With University of Wisconsin Badgers’ football returning to Camp Randall Saturday after a several week road trip, One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message...

    Scot Ross, 11/03/2011
  • Lazich Voted for to Kill Notary Requirement She Now Wants for Walker Recall

    When it comes to sheer partisan hackery, there is no substitute for GOP Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin. Lazich, an author of the Jim Crow-era voter suppression ID bill, has now...

    Scot Ross, 10/30/2011
  • GOP Hypocrisy, Caving to Gun Manufacturing Lobby in Current Concealed Carry Dust-up

    It started with JB Van Hollen’s epic cave in the face of pressure from the gun manufacturing lobby attacking plan to require actual training in order to get a concealed carry permit....

    Scot Ross, 10/10/2011
  • Van Hollen’s Gun Bravery From Behind Locked Doors, Guarded Office

    Time and again, scion to a Republican fortune and our state’s Attorney General JB “John Noe” Van Hollen has proven he is a partisan hack instead of the state’s top cop. Van...

    Scot Ross, 10/05/2011
  • One WI Now’s ‘RecallScottWalker.org’ Flies High Over Camp Randall

    Thanks to the generosity of the online supporters of One Wisconsin Now, Badger faithful, Nebraska fans and Gov. Scott Walker were treated to this banner, which flew above Camp Randall for several...

    Scot Ross, 09/30/2011
  • Homegrown’ Tommy! Ad Busted By Fake ‘Teacher’

    Tommy! Thompson. Homegrown. Wisconsin. Whatever Tommy! is going to do in the U.S. Senate race, he’s now launched out some slickly-produced interwebs ad.  It’s chock full of claims, quick edits and the...

    Scot Ross, 09/22/2011
  • Will Alberta Darling Accept Invitation the Racist Tea Party Express?

    It’s no secret that a lot of the tea party movement anger is fueled by a combination of ignorance and racism. But as this caravan of extremism trucks in a cadre of...

    Scot Ross, 08/01/2011
  • Our Posts #F*ckYouWashington

    You may have heard about the amazing outpouring of frustration and outrage realized this weekend over the ceaseless power of corporate special interests which own the Republicans and can occasionally rent a...

    Scot Ross, 07/23/2011
  • One WI Now Statements on Latest Prosser Allegation

    The people of Wisconsin are past the point where they are willing to tolerate for one moment longer, the abusive and alarming conduct of Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. Enough is enough...

    Scot Ross, 06/25/2011
  • Chief Justice Abrahamson Sums Up Partisan GOP Supreme WMCourt

    From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:   But Abrahamson wrote that the order seems to open the court unnecessarily to the charge that the majority has “reached a predetermined conclusion not based on...

    Scot Ross, 06/14/2011
  • Run (and Walk) Against Walker’ Tuesday at 5:30p

    Here’s a way to get a little healthier, while helping to make our state healthier. Run Against Walker. Join One Wisconsin Now at Walkerville this Tuesday at 5:30p.m. for our next “Run...

    Scot Ross, 06/05/2011