Jobs & the Economy

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 […]

Walker: Where Have We Heard That Before?

In his first term in office Gov. Scott Walker signed at least nineteen bills or budget provisions into law that were drawn from corporate bill factory ALEC.

The Latest ‘Wisconsin Comeback’ Under Gov. Walker: Budget Deficits

MADISON, Wis. — In a recent TV ad the increasingly desperate campaign of Gov. Walker claims to have eliminated budget deficits. But the release of new tax collection figures could put the current budget crafted by Gov. Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature hundreds of millions of dollars out of balance and balloon a projected shortfall in […]

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.

WMC MIA on Walker Attacks on Wisconsin Business

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce comments on outsourcing and Wisconsin jobs. ‎”Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce has spent millions of dollars to put Gov. Scott Walker into office, so it’s no surprise they won’t complain about his irresponsible attacks on a home-grown Wisconsin […]

Who is the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Working For?

The report found that owners or employees of 30 percent of businesses receiving WEDC assistance contributed to Gov. Walker's campaign or the RGA. Meanwhile these same businesses received almost 60 percent of WEDC economic development funds - $570 million in total.

$1T Day Anniversary No Cause for Celebration

The two-year anniversary of student loan debt hitting $1 trillion in the U.S. ought to be a clarion call to action. If we allow this crisis to continue to grow unchecked it will most certainly become a full-blown economic catastrophe.

One Wisconsin Now to Gov. Walker: “Governor, Tear Down Your Wall of Secrecy”

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Walker is publicizing multiple “forums” across the state where, at his direction, top administration officials talk tax policy changes with big business representatives. At the first stop in Beloit that featured Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, the Secretary of the Department of Revenue and business representatives, Kleefisch order the meeting closed to […]

Walker Only Sixth Worst Governor

The watchdog One Wisconsin Now reported owners and employees of businesses receiving WEDC funds contributed more than $614,000 to Walker’s political campaigns and to the Republican Governors Association, which then contributed lavishly to Walker. [Express Milwaukee]