Political Allies Category Archive


  • Is Governor Scott Walker Betting on Support From Right-Wing Casino Magnate With Latest Las Vegas Jaunt?

    What better way for him to kick off his latest campaign than a trip to ‘Sin City’ and the home of GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson?

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/14/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Politics

    Gov. Scott Walker is a masterful career politician, willing to do or say anything to get elected, and carefully cultivates relationships with key players.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • 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
  • Koch Brothers Support Koch Loyalist Scott Walker in Race for 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination

    In what may be one of the least surprising endorsements thus far in the race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have said they favor Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/21/2015
  • Inside Scott Walker’s Secret Brain Trust

    "The MacIver Institute is a propaganda factory for the failed Walker policies that have put Wisconsin near the bottom of the Midwest in job creation.”

    Daily Beast, 04/16/2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • 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
  • Lawsuit Challenging Teacher Contracts Politically Motivated, Says One WI Now

    A lawsuit accusing the Madison School Board of engaging in illegal collective bargaining to the detriment of children and taxpayers was filed by a Milwaukee-based conservative legal group that is a “front”...

    Capital Times, 09/11/2014
  • Executive Behind Voter Fraud Billboards Sought Scott Walker Advice

    A venture fund manager consulted with then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker about state and federal voting laws in 2010, just weeks before the businessman began posting controversial ads on billboards in Milwaukee...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/11/2014
  • 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
  • Seceding From the Union or Providing Relief From Student Loan Debt Crisis: Which Is Better for the Wisconsin Economy?

    The GOP engaged in a debate over a party platform resolution authorizing the state to secede from the union. Democrats meanwhile are set to take on serious economic issues.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/05/2014
  • 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
  • One Wisconsin Now Files Federal Election Commission Complaint Over Sen. Johnson’s Failure to Disclose Legal Fees

    One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Johnson improperly failed to disclose expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/14/2014
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Is Suing Over Health Care, But Who’s Paying?

    Despite declaring he could use campaign funds to cover legal costs, a review of Johnson's campaign finance reports reveal no incurred obligations or expenditures related to the suit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/12/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Feds to Deploy Election Observers in Wisconsin for November 2014 Election

    In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, One Wisconsin Now is requesting the federal DOJ send observers to Wisconsin for the November 2014 General Election.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/06/2014
  • GOP Ad Buy for Walker Tops $1 Million, Liberal Group Say

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin, said Republicans donors have “pressed the panic button” on Walker’s campaign. ”(Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s) million dollar buy didn’t move the needle,” Ross said, referring to...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/25/2014
  • United Sportsmen Seeks Exemption From Penalty for Faulty Tax Filings

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said United Sportsmen’s sole source of funding appeared to be a conservative political group and that its main spending went to...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/17/2014
  • Gov. Walker Set to Travel to Nebraska to Campaign For a ‘Friend’

    MADISON, Wis. — Media reports from Omaha, Nebraska say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be traveling there on January 27th to campaign on behalf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts. Ricketts is...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/16/2014
  • U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Attack on Affordable Care Act Tagged As ‘Political Stunt’, Even by Fellow Republicans

    Who would have thought that the best characterization of the legal action announced by Sen. Johnson today would come from fellow Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner?

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/06/2014
  • Wisconsin Ensnared in $83 Million National Propaganda and Privatization Web Spun by Radical Right-Wing Funders

    A new report from One Wisconsin Now exposes a web of right-wing funders advancing a radical privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/13/2013
  • Latest Enrollment Statistics Expose Unaccountable Private School Voucher Expansion Scam

    The state Department of Public Instruction today released official enrollment counts for students in the expanded private school voucher program.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/29/2013
  • Governor Walker to Big Business Lobby: ‘Thanks a Million’

    There's no question Gov. Walker has been more than willing to repeatedly sell out the middle class and working families of Wisconsin to benefit the special interests.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2013
  • Corporate Pals at WMC Drop Another $440,000 to Prop Up Gov. Walker’s Plummeting Poll Numbers

    The big business special interest lobby at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has now bought over $800,000 in deceptive television advertisements to boost the sagging poll numbers of Gov. Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/23/2013
  • Walker Claims Ignorance On Sweetheart Deal for Group That Endorsed Him

    MADISON, Wis. — As part of his 2013-15 state budget Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a provision directing a $500,000 taxpayer funded grant to United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, a group that endorsed...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/18/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now to Join ‘Public Education Is a Civil Right’ March, Rally

    One Wisconsin Now will join public education supporters from across the state at Saturday's 'Public Education Is a Civil Right' march and rally.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/17/2013
  • Scandal Surrounding Gov. Walker’s Attempt to Reward Political Allies Deepens

    Breaking news reports today reveal that the group in question may in fact be a for-profit corporation that received at least $235,000 in income in 2011, courtesy of the right-wing Citizens for a Strong America.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/09/2013
  • Will Gov. Walker Share Anti-Voter Tips on Alabama Visit?

    Jim Crow of the 1960s has nothing on Scott Walker when it comes to trying to keep legal voters from voting in free and fair elections.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/22/2013