One Wisconsin Now is investigating whether Walker was illegally engaging in fundraising for his presidential campaign in the mansion. [Wisconsin Gazette]
The group’s director Scot Ross says it is “woefully inadequate” that Walker did not fulfill their full request and that it took six months to turn over what they did. [WITI-TV]
"Their own behavior in retaining months of these records belies their own ridiculous argument," said One Wisconsin Now director Scot Ross. [Associated Press]
There’s a mystery at the taxpayer-funded Executive Mansion as at least five months of visitor logs appear to have vanished.
Scot Ross, the One Wisconsin Now's executive director, said the records show the mansion was turned into a "de facto campaign headquarters." [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
One Wisconsin Now claimed Gov. Walker’s office failed to release certain emails in response to a public records request, after comparing what they received to email records obtained and reported on by 27 News last week. [WKOW-TV]
Nobody Home: Gov. Walker’s Administration Stonewalls Request for Log of Visitors to Taxpayer-Funded Mansion
According to the office of Gov. Scott Walker, they have no record of visitors to the taxpayer funded Governor’s mansion. What is the administration hiding?
Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said he would look at Schimel’s effort to update the laws “without prejudging, but just seeing how these folks have operated I think something that involves the Legislature and the governor at this point, people should have huge skepticism, given what they tried […] [Wisconsin State Journal]
[M]embers of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 on party lines to adopt a measure which included a provision that would have greatly altered the state’s open records law. The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now and the conservative think-tank the MacIver Institute for Public Policy each issued statements critical of the JFC’s decision. [DeForest Times-Tribune]
‘Bad, bad idea’: A plan to change Wisconsin’s open records laws was met with swift, strong opposition
Despite being introduced and passed at the start of a holiday weekend, the proposal sparked outrage among constituents, journalists and good government advocates. The opposition transcended party lines, with groups like the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, One Wisconsin Now, the MacIver Institute and the Center for Media and Democracy united against it. [Capital Times]
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which frequently requests legislative records, said it takes the move as "validation of our effectiveness and proof that the lawless Republican machine running state government will do anything to try and stop us from holding it accountable." [Capital Times]
Critics included the conservative MacIver Institute and Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and liberal groups CMD and One Wisconsin Now. [Wisconsin State Journal]
“The biggest fear is that government will run a muck... And, that whoever is making the actual decisions of government will be shielded from the public's ability to see that.” [WKOW-TV]
The biggest fear is that government will run amock. And, that whoever is making the actual decisions of government will be shielded from the public's ability to see that. [Wisconsin State Journal]
The biggest fear is that government will run amock. And, that whoever is making the actual decisions of government will be shielded from the public's ability to see that. [WKOW-TV]
After cowering behind closed doors, Republicans emerged to unleash the greatest assault on open records in our state’s history.
Scott Walker's political philosophy can be summed up in three easy steps: (1) Reward my donors, (2) Increase my power, and (3) Punish my enemies.
MADISON, Wis. — Governor Scott Walker continues engaging in a pattern of secrecy with the public he was elected to serve. His administration recently refused to fulfill a simple request for email communications between the Governor and his chief of staff. In Milwaukee County, Scott Walker’s administration went to great lengths to limit public scrutiny of […]
Why, despite a dismal track record in Milwaukee, does Vos and his conspirators continue to push for an expansion of the voucher program? A private advocacy group, One Wisconsin Now is investigating this question using a Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. We picked up on the story from Wispolitics which reported the following: [Politiscoop]
One Wisconsin Now, a progressive, nonprofit advocacy group, also has requested the emails, it said in a statement. The group said that Walker’s administration told Isthmus and the AP it would charge $31,000 to fulfill their request for the records. [Courthouse News Service]