Bradley Foundation Watch

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  • The Foundations of Scott Walker’s Agenda: Bradley and Koch

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/15/2015
  • Twenty-Five Years of School Privatization, Twenty-Five Years of Failure

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/28/2015
  • Diving Into The Dark Money Of Scott Walker’s Bradley Foundation Donors

    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, 04/15/2015
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Fight Against Labor

    Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests examine union and pension battles for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker and Chris Christie.

    MSNBC, 02/28/2015
  • State Senate Approves Right-to-work Bill

    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, 02/26/2015
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/25/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Senate Passage of ‘Wrong for Wisconsin’ Right-to-Work Bill

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/25/2015
  • Unions, Liberal Groups Suggest ALEC Connection to Wis. Right-to-work Bill

    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, 02/24/2015
  • Following the Money Behind ‘right-to-work’

    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, 02/24/2015
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/23/2015
  • 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
  • ProfitShip Learning

    According to a report by One Wisconsin Now, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is a major underwriter of this propaganda effort.

    The Progressive, 12/08/2014
  • ‘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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/04/2014
  • Republicans Smear Mary Burke, Sneer at Minimum Wage

    “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, 10/31/2014
  • The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Smear Campaign

    The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.

    Cody Oliphant, 10/30/2014
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/30/2014
  • College Republicans Not the Only Allies of Gov. Walker Saying “Yes to the Dress”

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/03/2014
  • Emails Show Walker Involved in 2010 Voter Intimidation Billboard Campaign Content

    This is the smoking gun that shows Scott Walker at the center of one of Wisconsin’s most notorious voter intimidation efforts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2014
  • A Guide to Gov. Walker’s Education Policy: Follow the Money

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/04/2014
  • Bradley Foundation’s WILL: Counsel for Walker’s Defense

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/03/2014
  • They’re Back: Wealthy Private School Voucher Boosters Fill GOP Politicians’ Campaign Coffers

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/18/2014
  • Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way… to Promote Gov. Walker’s Best Interests

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/11/2014
  • Rick Esenberg, the Bradley Foundation and the Case of Ron Johnson’s Missing Legal Bills

    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, 07/09/2014
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/07/2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court Issues Anti-Worker Decision in Harris V. Quinn

    The right-wing legal organization that helped bring the case received financial support from the Bradley Foundation run by Scott Walker’s campaign chair .

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/30/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses to Answer the Simple Question: Is He Still Doing It?

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/25/2014
  • 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
  • Will Sen. Ron Johnson Extend Call for Transparency to Himself?

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2014
  • Right-Wing Special Interests Drop Big Bucks on TV to Prop Up Gov. Walker, Again

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/27/2014
  • Wisconsin Money Badger Michael Grebe and Bradley Foundation, Cash Cow for Right-Wing Politicians

    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, 05/16/2014