Job Creation

Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal

As One Wisconsin Now, told Stein, if Walker isn’t mentioning Foxconn, it’s because the governor’s internal polling is showing the deal isn’t popular. [Urban Milwaukee]

Study: Manufacturing tax credit added 21,000 jobs

One Wisconsin Now sought records from the Department of Revenue to back up a claim that the credit was creating jobs. The department said it did not have any records. [Milwaukee Business News]

Scott Walker’s Jobs Program Didn’t Work

The bottom line is that Scott Walker said when he came into office, this is my blueprint for making good on my promise to create 250,000 jobs. [Daily Beast]

Jobs & the Economy

Scott Walker’s signature promise was to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin in his first term. He fell nearly 50% short of that goal.

Reaction to Walker’s State of State speech

“We see Wisconsin as a state in need of improvement,” said Scot Ross, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. “Our schools and workforce are among the best in the nation. But the facts show Scott Walker has failed to deliver, leaving us with lagging job growth and stagnant wages.” [Associated Press]

State Job Website Falls Tens of Thousands of Jobs Short of Claimed Listings

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker and his Department of Workforce Development publicly tout over 70,000 job openings as being posted on a state website, But according to a Channel 27 News report on One Wisconsin Now’s review of the site, the reality is that Gov. Walker has once again come up far short on […]

Gov. Walker Hiding Details of Latest Ad

The latest television ad from the floundering campaign of Gov. Scott Walker purports to feature “real people” who allegedly got their jobs via the trickle-down economic policies of the Walker administration.

Romney-Ryan Jobs Pledge: ‘Ours Is Smaller’

MADISON, Wis. — Following the age-old political adage that setting the bar low enough helps one achieve success, the Republican presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is promising in a new television ad to create fewer jobs over an unspecified time span than the 250,000 jobs over four year vow on which Governor […]

Walker Political Appointee Stonewalling Release of Public Records?

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Walker’s political appointee in charge of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) appears to be stonewalling the release of public records related to claims he made about the release of unverified state job numbers. One Wisconsin Now spokesperson Mike Browne commented, “The unprecedented release of unverified jobs numbers weeks before the […]

5 Questions Gov. Walker Should Answer At Tonight’s Debate

MADISON, Wis. — Questions continue to mount about Gov. Walker’s candor on serious issues, including his involvement in the secret John Doe investigation of corruption and illegal campaigning by close aides and associates and video showing him telling campaign contributors a very different story than the public. One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne called […]

Miraculous or Scandalous?

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne today announced the filing of public record requests associated with the suspicious timing of a new television ad from Gov. Walker’s campaign, containing previously undisclosed information from an administration jobs report, and denials of consultation between the agency producing the report and the Governor. Browne […]

Gov. Walker’s Cross Country Cash Grab Takes Off As Wisconsin Economy Crashes and Burns

MADISON, Wis. — Under Gov. Walker, Wisconsin’s economy has tanked, ranking dead last in the nation for job creation and suffering the ignominy of being the only state in the nation with statistically significant job losses over the last year. Meanwhile, Gov. Walker’s cross country cash grab has been a stunning success, netting two-thirds of […]

Job Numbers Continue Six-Month Plummet Under Walker Failure

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on the latest news that Gov. Scott Walker’s failed economic policies have resulted in six straight months of job loss in Wisconsin, despite job creation happening in states across the nation. “Gov. Scott Walker has failed Wisconsin. His corporate tax breaks […]

Broken Promises, Day 1: How Many Jobs Does Poll Tax ID Create?

Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald took less than 24 hours to break the promise Republicans made to Wisconsin to focus on job creation - telling three media outlets the first bill the state will tackle is restricting the right to vote.