“It’s a pretty dramatic expansion,” said Mike Browne of One Wisconsin Now — a liberal group that clashes frequently with WILL. [Capital Times]
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Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now revealed Williams offered to advise former Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign. [Wisconsin State Journal]
The state’s largest corporate special interest lobbying outfit, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, is hosting a pre-election pep rally for Scott Walker today.
Bradley Foundation Underwrites Efforts to Suppress Student Speech on College Campuses, Funds University Professors to Generate Promotional Propaganda.
One Wisconsin Now Database Exposing Bradley Foundation Funding of Right-Wing Propaganda Machine Goes Live Online
One Wisconsin Now is shining a light on one of the biggest funders of the right-wing propaganda machine, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.
Latest Conference Hosted by Tommy Thompson Center Continues Promoting the Right-Wing Agenda on the Public Dime
The Tommy Thompson Center is designed to apply a veneer of academic respectability to the right-wing agenda they’re promoting.
IRS records show a Milwaukee based fund gave significant financial support to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
At Least 925,000 Reasons Why Right-Wing Florida Group Produces Campaign-Style Video Promoting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Scott Walker's 2018 Election Bid Kicks Off With Bradley Foundation Once Again Writing Checks to Support His Ambitions.
Records Expose Right-Wing Agenda of Latest Academic Center on University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus
Right-wing politicians and academics are using tax dollars and chasing more money from right-wing foundations to promote their ideological agenda.
The UW Board of Regents is poised to codify as policy the provisions of potentially unconstitutional legislation to restrict free speech on UW campuses.
One Wisconsin Institute compiled a list of the organizations that have been funded by the far-right Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee. [Diane Ravitch]
ICYMI: Gov. Scott Walker’s Favorite Right-Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Scott Walker’s Favorite Professor
Noah Williams has received grants worth $340,000 from right-wing mega funders Koch and Bradley Foundations this year.
One Wisconsin Now revealed that in February, 2015, Williams used his UW-Madison email account to offer “economic analysis and advising” to Walker. [Capital Times]
Internal documents leaked and reported on by the media have invited new scrutiny of the activities of the $900 million Bradley Foundation
Bradley even has an enemies list. The groups are a mixture of good government groups, media groups, public relations firms, and funding organizations. [Center for Media and Democracy]
We are proud to have made the Bradley Foundation’s enemies list and we have every intention of remaining on it.
An internal Bradley document compiles... an enemies list, of sorts. Making the list were two Wisconsin groups, One Wisconsin Now and the Center for Media and Democracy. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Why Would Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Chair Host Fundraiser for Walker Recall Petition Signer John Humphries? Follow the Money.
John Humphries pledged his loyalty to Michael Grebe’s agenda to take money from public schools and give it to private voucher schools in exchange for support.
Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the new center and the Bradley Foundation don't represent the state's citizens and their needs. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
"He certainly checks Bradley's biggest boxes," said Scot Ross, head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which closely tracks the foundation. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
A major new report from One Wisconsin Institute finds that the Bradley Foundation spent more than $108 million to privatize public schools in Wisconsin. [Diane Ravitch]
Michael Grebe called draining hundreds of millions in public tax dollars away from public schools for unaccountable private schools an “accomplishment.”
Updated research exposing the right-wing Bradley Foundation’s spending over $108 million in support of education privatization from provides some answers.
The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is among the largest funders of the right-wing propaganda machine in the country. Their influence in Wisconsin cannot be underestimated.
Michael Grebe may have failed to elevate Scott Walker as a contender on the national stage, but he has multiple suitors who’d like to have his support.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Bradley Foundation CEO Michael Grebe will be stepping down from his post no later than June 30, 2016.
Michael Grebe took the $800 million-plus he controlled as head of the Bradley Foundation and integrated it into the fabric of state and national GOP politics. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
One Wisconsin Now suggested Walker's message was driven by the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, whose president is Walker's presidential campaign chairman. [Capital Times]
The Bradley Foundation, with over $830 million in assets, its largesse insulates Walker from criticism by the vast network of leading right-wing influence peddlers that Bradley finances.
Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.
"The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right," said Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. [Associated Press]
The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right. [Associated Press]
On issues like public education and the environment the foundations of Scott Walker’s agenda are not us. Instead he’s is shilling for right-wing billionaires and their foundations to advance his own political ambitions.
On its silver anniversary, the Wisconsin school privatization experiment is the gold standard for failure and lack of accountability. But that won’t stop its champions like the Bradley-funded propaganda machine.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is not simply a conservative, public interest law firm. It is a virtual extension of the political apparatus surrounding Gov. Scott Walker. [Crooks & Liars]
Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests examine union and pension battles for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker and Chris Christie. [MSNBC]
The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now said speakers representing seven conservative groups got $3 million in funding from the Bradley Foundation. [Wisconsin State Journal]
GOP-Controlled Committee Puts Special Interests Funded by Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair at Front of the Line While Shutting Out Wisconsin Families
Groups receiving funding from the Bradley Foundation were at the head of the line at yesterday’s public hearing on a right-to-work law.
Seventeen Republican Senators listened to powerful special interests like the Bradley Foundation run by Gov. Walker's campaign co-chair and voted against Wisconsin families.
While union leaders focused their criticisms on ALEC, the liberal group One Wisconsin Now tied the right-to-work push to the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation. [Capital Times]
The watchdog group One Wisconsin Now released research on the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair. [Wisconsin Gazette]
One Wisconsin Now Research Reveals Gov. Walker Campaign Co-Chair as Major Financier of Propaganda Campaign Paving Way for Wrong For Wisconsin Right to Work Law
Once again we see Michael Grebe and his Bradley Foundation paving the way for Gov. Walker’s right-wing, Tea Party agenda with a massive propaganda campaign.
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.
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony to members of Assembly Education Committee, in opposition to Assembly Bill 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.
According to a report by One Wisconsin Now, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is a major underwriter of this propaganda effort. [The Progressive]
‘Right-to-Work’ Backer Cites Bradley Foundation-Funded Junk Science to Justify Attack on Middle Class Wages and Workplace Safety
Rep. Kapenga used statistics promoted by the Bradley-funded Mackinac Center to claim introducing the measure in Wisconsin would be good for the state economy.
“The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair Michael Grebe are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke,” says One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross. [The Progressive]
The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.
Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair’s Fingerprints on Latest Political Hit Job to Try to Maintain Power for Gov. Walker
A review of IRS records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals they have provided significant financial support for the media outlet that first reported on the smear.
A review of annual reports from the Bradley Foundation, run by Gov. Walker’s campaign co-chair, shows it doled out $80,000 to Ave Maria University in Florida.
This is the smoking gun that shows Scott Walker at the center of one of Wisconsin’s most notorious voter intimidation efforts.
While studies of the voucher program have failed to demonstrate higher achievement for students, pandering to the voucher industry has been lucrative for career politician Scott Walker’s campaign account.
A right-wing “public interest” law firm and a legal expert who have raked in at least $1.75 million from the Bradley Foundation are entering the fray to try to help Gov. Walker out of his most recent legal jam.
Supporters of private school vouchers from across the country are dropping big donations on Wisconsin politicians in recent months, including over $113,000 to Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
For the years in which Federal IRS records are available for both the Bradley Foundation and WILL, 2011 and 2012, Bradley funds accounted for over 90 percent of the total money WILL reported raising.
The head of the WILL changed his story again in response to questions about how his organization is being paid for legal work he is doing for Ron Johnson.
One Wisconsin Now Updates FEC Complaint With New Evidence Contradicting Sen. Ron Johnson Claim Over His Legal Bills for His Anti-Health Care Reform Lawsuit
One Wisconsin Now is updating its complaint with federal election regulators over Johnson’s failure to properly disclose his campaign’s spending for his legal costs.
The right-wing legal organization that helped bring the case received financial support from the Bradley Foundation run by Scott Walker’s campaign chair .
While Walker refuses to answer if he continues to direct a scheme to avoid campaign laws, the right-wing mega-funder Bradley Foundation’s chief Michael Grebe, might have the answer.
The Progressive Magazine has a great post about tonight's 'Bradley Foundation' awards, emceed by recent…um…'newsmaker' George Will.
In a recent press release Sen. Ron Johnson announced he is calling for more “transparency” in the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal analyses of the Affordable Care Act.
With a recent poll showing Gov. Walker tied with his opponent, Walker’s right-wing allies are again taking to the airwaves to boost his sagging electoral fortunes.
Besides using the Bradley Foundation-funded law firm and getting a sweetheart delayed billing deal, Johnson is trying to milk this lawsuit for campaign cash for himself.
One Wisconsin Now Files Federal Election Commission Complaint Over Sen. Johnson’s Failure to Disclose Legal Fees
One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Johnson improperly failed to disclose expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
Despite declaring he could use campaign funds to cover legal costs, a review of Johnson's campaign finance reports reveal no incurred obligations or expenditures related to the suit.
One Wisconsin Now Calls for Feds to Deploy Election Observers in Wisconsin for November 2014 Election
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, One Wisconsin Now is requesting the federal DOJ send observers to Wisconsin for the November 2014 General Election.
Joy Reid and One Wisconsin Now's Scot Ross look at how the Supreme Court obliterated post-Watergate campaign finance protections against "big money" trying to buy American elections. [MSNBC]
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Attack on Affordable Care Act Tagged as ‘Political Stunt’, Even by Fellow Republicans
Who would have thought that the best characterization of the legal action announced by Sen. Johnson today would come from fellow Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner?
Governor Walker has access to an ungodly amount of money. His campaign co-chair runs the $500 million right wing funding Bradley foundation. His largest donor is the wealthiest woman in Wisconsin. [MSNBC]
This report exposes the web of right-wing funders advancing a radical school privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups, with special focus on the Bradley Foundation, headed by Scott Walker's campaign co-chair Michael Grebe.
Wisconsin Ensnared in $83 Million National Propaganda and Privatization Web Spun by Radical Right-Wing Funders
A new report from One Wisconsin Now exposes a web of right-wing funders advancing a radical privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups.
The state Department of Public Instruction today released official enrollment counts for students in the expanded private school voucher program.
One Wisconsin Now will join public education supporters from across the state at Saturday's 'Public Education Is a Civil Right' march and rally.
Jim Crow of the 1960s has nothing on Scott Walker when it comes to trying to keep legal voters from voting in free and fair elections.
Private School Voucher Scam: 75% of Applicants for Statewide Expansion of Taxpayer Funded Private School Vouchers Not Currently Attending Public Schools
Seventy-five percent of the students applying for a taxpayer funded voucher are not coming from public schools, including 67% who were already in private schools.
According to documents reviewed by One Wisconsin Now, staples of the state right wing noise machine were once again beneficiaries of the largesse of Michael Grebe in 2012.
The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is one of the top school privatization funders in the country, currently spending over $31 million over the past eleven years promoting “school choice” nationwide, according to One Wisconsin Now. [PR Watch]
A well-rounded education is not a business, it's a right. Let’s keep government funding in Wisconsin’s public school system.
Scott Walker is marking his 20th year serving in office in Wisconsin. So to commemorate the occasion, One Wisconsin Now has begun a 20-day report on Walker’s “depressing failures” while in office. It begins with the governor’s “cozy relationship” with the Bradley Foundation and other school privatization advocates which are aimed at destroying public education. [Capital Times]
From Ailes to Yuval: Bradley Foundation’s Latest Prize Awards Reveal Right-Wing Propaganda Campaign at Work
The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation annually doles out no-strings attached $250,000 “awards” to selected individuals. This year's recipients include Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
There's no bigger funder of the right-wing noise machine and radical agenda of unaccountable education privatization than the Bradley Foundation.
From Michael Grebe and Scott Walker to Paul Ryan and the Tea Party, see how the Bradley Foundation funds the right wing infrastructure.
The rights of voters to participate in free and fair elections, and have confidence that their vote will be counted is fundamental to our democracy. No one has failed them more than Gov. Walker.
Fast food workers in Milwaukee went on strike this week demanding a doubling of the minimum wage. How successful will their efforts be as they join a growing movement for better pay? Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now Scot Ross joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel. [MSNBC]
Is Wisconsin ‘Money Badger’ Michael Grebe Paying Fox News Head Big Bucks for Fawning Media Coverage of His Favorite Wisconsin Politicians?
Fox News Chair and CEO Roger Ailes is in line for a big payday courtesy of Michael Grebe, head of the Bradley Foundation and co-chair of Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.
One Wisconsin Now recently published a detailed report on the Bradley foundation. Scot Ross states that Bradley is “the most powerful organization in America that no one seems to know about.” One Wisconsin Now calls the Bradley Foundation a “massive, pro-priviatization propaganda campaign” that attempts to turn people against the public school system. [Isthmus]
Gudex took an extraordinary vow, promising to vote against the entire state budget unless it contained a statewide expansion of the unaccountable private school voucher program.
The lawsuit by the WILL over a contract signed by the MATC comes thanks to the CEO of the Bradley Foundation, which has contributed $500,000 to WILL.
Last week, the liberal One Wisconsin Now reported that the Bradley Foundation has given $31 million since 2001 to groups and individuals supporting private school vouchers. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
New research from One Wisconsin Now reveals a web of right-wing groups are part of a $31 million plus propaganda campaign pushing a massive privatization of public education in Wisconsin.
An analysis of Gov. Walker's 2013-15 budget plan reveals a massive increase in the percentage of state taxpayer dollars going to the unaccountable private school voucher program.
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
Wisconsin's right wing noise machine is attacking the GAB for estimating GOP efforts to repeal same day voter registration will cost the GAB at least $7.2 million.
Authorities should immediately open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Capital Midwest being granted management of $1 million of taxpayer funds through WHEDA.
Wisconsin's 'Money Badger', Michael Grebe, appears to have his paws in the attack on worker rights in Michigan according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross.
Recent media report included Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on a list of suitors seeking an audience with GOP mega-donor and Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Last night proved that, in a fair fight, progressives win and the people of Wisconsin will reject right-wing policies that take their rights and favor the wealthy and corporations over the middle class and working families.
Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now (a civil rights group), issued a statement Monday raising several questions for the Einhorns. [Upstart Business Journal]
On this week’s Melissa Harris-Perry show, Perry highlighted a joint investigation by theGrio and One Wisconsin Now that uncovered the secret funderbehind a series of billboards that popped up in minority areas around Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2010 and 2012 warning of the consequences of alleged “voter fraud.” [theGrio]
Thanks to reporting done by The Grio's Joy Reid and the advocacy organization One Wisconsin Now, Melissa Harris-Perry is able to name names for 'This Week In Voter Suppression” in exposing the foundation behind billboards that splashed false information on voter fraud. [MSNBC]
Although the Einhorn Family Foundation admitted to being the “private family foundation” behind the controversial “Voter Fraud is a Felony!” billboards that recently appeared in neighborhoods of color in Milwaukee and two Ohio cities, news broke Wednesday they secured the funds for similar billboards in 2010 from the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation. [PR Watch]
One Wisconsin Now has uncovered more flaws in materials being distributed to Wisconsin poll watchers by the racist, right wing Texas outfit True the Vote.
One Wisconsin Now notes that “In 2010, Reince Priebus was cited by name, in an aborted voter caging plot targeting minorities and college students." [Brad Blog]
Through investigative work by The Grio and One Wisconsin Now, it was discovered that the Einhorn Family Foundation was behind the ads. [BET]
Grebe's support for these voter suppression efforts was reprehensible and Romney's campaign will be no better if it fails to denounce them immediately.
The liberal organization One Wisconsin Now was the first to disclose the role the Einhorn foundation had in footing the bill for the billboards. Scot Ross, head of the Madison-based group, called it “reprehensible” that private foundation money was spent on billboards that Ross said were intended to suppress the vote during the 2010 election in which Scott Walker was […] [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
An obscure family foundation has confirmed that it paid for a billboard advertising campaign warning of the legal penalties for voter fraud. [America's Black Holocaust Museum]
The renters of the Milwaukee-area billboards stating voter fraud is a felony were revealed Monday night after an investigation by One Wisconsin Now and African-American news website The Grio. [Badger Herald]
One Wisconsin Now has uncovered Texas-based True the Vote’s Wisconsin poll watcher training materials also feature incomplete and incorrect information.
TheGrio and One Wisconsin Now first reported Monday that the billboards were funded by the Einhorn Family Foundation. In a statement, the Einhorns confirmed that they were behind the ads. [Washington Post]
After outstanding detective work, One Wisconsin Now and theGrio revealed that funding to buy voter-intimidating ads came from the Einhorn Family Foundation. [DailyKos]
The group questioned “why the Einhorns only felt it was necessary to target legal voters in minority communities” and why they hid “behind the cowardly veil of anonymity. [Raw Story]
One Wisconsin Now was among the groups criticizing the billboards’ owner, Clear Channel Outdoor, for allowing the anonymous signs. [Wisconsin Radio Network]
Einhorns Confirm One Wisconsin Now/theGrio Investigation: Admit Purchase of Voter Suppression Billboards
The Einhorn Family Foundation confirmed an investigation by theGrio and One WI Now and admitted it was the previously-anonymous funder of voter suppression billboards.
The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now and the African-American website theGrio tracked down the information and reported it. [Urban Milwaukee]
Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, issued a statement Monday raising several questions for the Einhorns. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
When Scot Ross heard about more than a dozen billboards going up in largely minority neighborhoods around Cleveland, Ohio, bearing ominous images of the legal penalties for voter fraud, the story had a familiar ring. [theGrio]
Revealed: Joint Investigation by One Wisconsin Now & theGrio Uncovers Anonymous Funder of Voter Suppression Billboards
This was not an act of free speech, but an expression of racism as despicable as the 'whites only' signs of the Jim Crow South.
Scot Ross of "One Wisconsin Now" joins Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests to dig into the details on the Bradley Foundation, what is called the "big granddaddy of political money that no one knows about." [MSNBC]
These billboards were an assault on the voters and the people of Wisconsin deserve to know who paid to attack the sacred right to vote in such an unseemly manner.
Over 2,000 Sign One Wisconsin Now Petition Demanding Clear Channel Yank Racist Voter Suppression Billboards
More than 2,000 people have signed One Wisconsin Now's petition demanding Clear Channel remove the voter suppression billboards targeting minority communities in Milwaukee.
One Wisconsin Institute joined community leaders and organizations in Milwaukee for a press conference about the dozens of voter suppression billboards, targeting communities of color.
“I think that these billboards are designed to suppress the vote. That is their intention,” says Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Institute. [NPR]
You've also probably seen the ads paid for by the special interests benefitting from tax giveaways, consumer protection rollbacks and lax public safety regulation enforcement by the Walker administration.
On Tuesday, the community and labor group Wisconsin Jobs Now was cleared of wrongdoing during this summer's recall elections against Senate Republicans.
Twelve current Wisconsin Republican state Senators have forced taxpayers to finance their private membership in the corporate special interest group ALEC.
We obtained documents showing that 12 current Republican members of the State Senate are forcing you to pay the cost for their private membership in ALEC.
Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Politifact,” in its analysis of a unfair trade deals cited by U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, makes this note about the sourcing by Feingold’s campaign of Public Citizen: “Public Citizen is a leading critical voice on trade deals, so it comes to the issues from that perspective.” Fair enough. Unless you consider […]
Scot Ross, a liberal muckraker who runs the group One Wisconsin Now, was critical of the deal from the beginning. [Associated Press]
One Wisconsin Now delivered the unfortunate news that WPRI-UW poll materials suggest a deliberate removal of references to opposition to private school vouchers.
One Wisconsin Now says it has evidence that a UW-Madison polling project downplayed opposition to private school vouchers after a think tank raised concerns. [Capital Times]
Two of Wisconsin’s leading right wing organizations are members the State Policy Network, a national group that helps organizations push out anti-public education information.
We see more ‘credible‘ research from the suspect polling project between the state’s leading right wing think tank and the University of Wisconsin’s poli sci department.
Where’s the question on the public option? This has been the single biggest and most-discussed issue when it comes to health insurance reform.
The Bradley Foundation decided to award always-wrong-about-everything conservative columnist and FOXNews commentator Bill Kristol with a $250,000 award.