Ethics Category Archive


  • Dan Kelly’s Opinion: It’s OK to Lie in Judicial Campaigns

    Wisconsin State Supreme Court Candidate Daniel Kelly Co-Authored Column Opposing Efforts to Clean Up Court Campaigns.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2020
  • Campaign Cash Keeps Flowing to WILL’s Shill Dan Kelly

    Dan Kelly has taken over $14,000 from members of the board of directors of a right-wing legal outfit that has argued multiple cases in front of the state Supreme Court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/16/2020
  • Supreme Court Candidate Dan Kelly Tried to Hide Blog Posts From Public After Judicial Appointment

    Dan Kelly attempted to hide years of controversial blog posts he authored from the public after being appointed to the state high court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/17/2019
  • Village of Waterford May Have Violated 1st Amendment by Blocking Citizen on Facebook

    A federal judge ruled in January that Vos... violated the First Amendment when they blocked liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Racine Journal Times, 11/24/2019
  • Plain Talk: Nygren Attacking Evers on Openness Is the Pot Calling the Kettle Black

    And, let's not forget Nygren's role in blocking the liberal group One Wisconsin Now from following him on Twitter.

    Capital Times, 11/22/2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • Questions Swirl Around State Budget Committee Republicans’ Hiring of Lawyer/Lobbyist at Taxpayer Expense

    Questions continue to swirl around the Republican co-chairs of the state budget committee hiring a lawyer at state taxpayer expense.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/04/2019
  • Republicans Reject Attorney General Effort to Comply With Law They Passed

    GOP legislators agreed to confidentiality when leaders rigged district lines, now reject effort to comply with law they passed.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/28/2019
  • Records: Evers Using State Planes Less Than Walker

    During the 2018 campaign, opponents focused on Walker’s plane use, including the number of flights that were 50 miles or less.

    WisPolitics, 08/13/2019
  • Dan Kelly’s Time on State High Court Answers the Question — Yes, He’s an Extremist

    Court opinions which Dan Kelly authored or joined and his positions on court rules show his extremism in action.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/01/2019
  • Robin “Boss” Vos Sets New Low in How He Does Business

    Robin Vos is refusing to make a simple workplace accommodation for a fellow state legislator who was paralyzed.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/29/2019
  • While a Right-wing Legal Group Had a Case Before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice Dan Kelly Took Campaign Contributions From Members of Its Board of Directors

    One Wisconsin Now reveals he received $1,000 contributions from board members of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

    Door County Pulse, 07/26/2019
  • Would Republican Legislative Leaders Rather Break the Law Than Work With Democrats?

    How far are Republican legislative leaders willing to go to avoid working with Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats to pass a state budget?

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/07/2019
  • One Year Ago: Robin Vos Traveling Companion Cliff Rosenberger Resigned Amid FBI Corruption Investigation

    Today marks an ignominious one year anniversary for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/12/2019
  • New Court Filings Show Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Using Taxpayer Money to Dodge Questions About What He Did With Taxpayer Money

    Lawyers Argue Robin Vos Can’t Be Questioned Over His Schemes Using Public Resources to Protect His Own Political Power

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/05/2019
  • Secrecy Speaker Robin Vos Says He Won’t Talk in Lawsuit Over Rigged Legislative Districts

    Robin Vos won’t talk in connection with a lawsuit filed over his and state Republicans’ rigging of state legislative district lines.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/21/2019
  • State Budget Blunder Shines Light on Brian Hagedorn’s Dim View of Open Records

    Brian Hagedorn was at the center of some of the most notorious efforts to evade and gut Wisconsin’s open records law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/14/2019
  • Political Integrity Is Vital to Democracy — Discourse on Twitter Must Not Be an Exception

    A federal judge ruled three Wisconsin GOP lawmakers were in violation of the First Amendment when they blocked One Wisconsin Now

    Badger Herald, 01/30/2019
  • Federal Court Sides With One Wisconsin Now in Twitter Blocking Lawsuit Against Republican State Representatives

    A judge has delivered an opinion in favor of One Wisconsin Now in their lawsuit over being blocked from the government Twitter accounts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/18/2019
  • Brian Hagedorn’s $20,000 Donor Threatened His Employees’ Livelihoods If President Obama Won 2012 Re-election

    According to campaign finance records Michael White is recorded as having donated $20,000 to Hagedorn’s campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/16/2019
  • One Wisconsin Now Reaction on ‘Encouraging’ Social Media Lawsuit Ruling

    This ruling reminds our elected officials that when they create a public forum, they can’t silence people with whom they disagree.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/14/2019
  • Robin “Boss” Vos: The Million Dollar Speaker

    For 2019 Republican Speaker of the State Assembly Robin “Boss” Vos will have a million dollar staff, literally.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/11/2019
  • Assembly Republicans Expand Staff Ahead of Budget Fights Using Former Aides to Scott Walker

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester has hired three former Walker officials to his staff and Rep. John Nygren of Marinette has taken on Walker’s former budget director. Those new positions are adding more than $300,000 to the Assembly payroll, records show.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/10/2019
  • Robin Vos: The Secrecy Speaker

    Robin Vos has shown he doesn’t like leaks in either his professional or private life, based on recent media reports and public records.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/02/2019
  • Protesters Gather in Reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Resignation

    "Folks are energized, folks want to be a part of their government, and want to make their voices heard, and I think in Wisconsin we're especially keen on that."

    WMTV-TV, 11/08/2018
  • Wisconsin Nice Beats the Politics of Hate and the Scott Walker Money Machine

    The advocacy group One Wisconsin Now highlighted Walker's extensive use of airplanes to travel to events all over the state costing taxpayers $818,000.

    Center for Media and Democracy, 11/07/2018
  • Mamma Mia! Those Are Some Big Contributions

    In September 2018 Scott Walker charged Wisconsin taxpayers over $6,500 to fly from Madison to Milwaukee to Omaha, Nebraska and back to Madison.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/05/2018
  • Scott Walker Breaks the Law, Again, Campaigning While Flying on Taxpayer Dime

    New flight records released late Friday by Scott Walker to One Wisconsin Now reveal Walker again broke the law with his use of the state airplane.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/02/2018
  • Four Pedophile Ex-priests Had Their Professional Licenses Granted Under Gov. Scott Walker’s Administration

    Scott Walker was responsible for pedophiles getting licenses for the last eight years, and Scott Walker had to hope no one found out before the election.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/02/2018
  • Will Brad Schimel Dress Up Like Scott Walker for Halloween?

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross suggested Attorney General Brad Schimel could dress up as Scott Walker for Halloween.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/26/2018
  • Three Months and Four Days Later, Still No Reimbursement or Remorse From Scott Walker for Illegal Usage of State Plane

    In July 2018 Scott Walker broke the state law prohibiting politicians from using taxpayer resources to benefit their campaigns.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/22/2018
  • Gubernatorial Debate Question: Will Scott Walker Fly There?

    The beltline in Madison can be tough commute and Scott Walker has shown time and again he has no shame when it comes to taking to the air at taxpayer expense.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/19/2018
  • ‘Scott-holes’ Campaign Counters Walker’s Ads at the Gas Pump

    Terry McGowan, president of Local 139, referred to a report from the liberal group One Wisconsin Now that found Walker had spent more than $800,000 on flights.

    Daily Reporter, 10/17/2018
  • Broadcasting Board Member Resigns After Campaign Ad Controversy

    Scot Ross, the head of One Wisconsin Now, says Douglass can't be trusted to represent "the trade group for the industry people rely on for unbiased information."

    WISC-TV, 10/11/2018
  • Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Chair-elect Nancy Douglass Under Fire

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now slammed Douglass, saying her participation in the ad raises questions about the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/10/2018
  • Broadcasting Board Member Resigns After Campaign Ad

    Scot Ross, the head of One Wisconsin Now, says Douglass can't be trusted to represent "the trade group for the industry people rely on for unbiased information."

    Associated Press, 10/10/2018
  • Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Chair-elect Nancy Douglass Resigns Amid Criticism Over Attack Ad Targeting Randy Bryce As a ‘deadbeat’

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now slammed Douglass, saying her participation in the ad damaged the credibility of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/10/2018
  • Incoming Wisconsin Broadcasters Board Chair Featured in Paul Ryan Super PAC Ad Attacking Wisconsin Democrat Randy Bryce

    ‘Ms. Douglass Can Be as Big a Right-Wing Partisan Republican as She Wants, But She Can’t Also be Trusted Representative for Broadcast Trade Association’

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2018
  • Kimberly-Clark Lobbyist, Wife Gave Republicans $4k

    Still, Joanna Beilman-Dulin, research director for liberal group One Wisconsin Now, accused Pirlot of using money to ensure the Senate takes up the bill.

    Associated Press, 10/09/2018
  • Democratic Candidates “Road Trip” Mocks Walkers Plane Use

    Walker’s use of the state plane has been criticized by since One Wisconsin Now released reports revealing what they called his “misuse” of the state plane.

    WKOW-TV, 10/03/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Brief Presidential Campaign Followed by Even Shorter Taxpayer-Funded Flights

    Among the most egregious examples of Gov. Scott Walker’s “misuse and abuse” of the taxpayer-funded state plane are ridiculously short flights he took.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/02/2018
  • Evers, Barnes Mock Walker’s Flights During Livestream

    Walker has spent $934,000 in taxpayer-funded flights between September 2015 ... and July of this year, records obtained by One Wisconsin Now show.

    Associated Press, 10/02/2018
  • Atty. General Brad Schimel Is an Incompetent, Corrupt and Self-aggrandizing Stain on His Office

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now summed up the shameless behavior with the quip, “Schimel put the AG in swag.”

    Wisconsin Gazette, 09/21/2018
  • Scott Walker Scheme to Use State Airplane to Film Campaign Ad Similar to Incident in Which Former GOP Governor McCallum Was Investigated by Wisconsin Ethics Board

    Scott Walker Scheme to Use State Airplane to Film Campaign Ad Similar to Incident in Which Former GOP Governor McCallum Was Investigated by Ethics Board.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/20/2018
  • Another Brad Schimel Blunder: Attorney General’s Pick to Run Office of School Safety Stands to Personally Profit From Fund She Oversees

    Days before being announced as Brad Schimel’s pick to run the Office of School Safety, Kristen Devitt incorporated a business offering school safety trainings.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/17/2018
  • Ad Targets Scott Walker’s Serial Misuse and Abuse of Taxpayer-Funded State Planes

    His new motto is ‘I fly, you buy’ and our research and ad shows Scott Walker is not the same guy he’s been trying to sell to Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2018
  • Scott Walker Took 127 More Flights Last Year Than Scrutinized New York Governor

    One Wisconsin Now recently reported on Walker’s taxpayer-funded airplane travel since September 2015 when he dropped out of the presidential race.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 09/10/2018