Assembly GOP Drops Green Bay Private School Scheme After One Wisconsin Now Open Records Request

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Republicans have backed down from a controversial plan to siphon millions per biennium from Green Bay public schools to support private schools, just days after One Wisconsin Now filed a comprehensive open records request with five top legislators seeking communications between their offices and numerous representatives of the school privatization industry. […]

Paul Ryan’s Koch-Fueled Weekend

MADISON, Wis. — U.S. House Republican Budget Chair Paul Ryan of Janesville traveled to a secret California fundraising junket this past weekend run by billionaires Charles and David Koch, the major financers of the so-called tea party movement, the ThinkProgress news site reported today. “Paul Ryan has supported, in lock step, the big oil, anti-accountability […]

GOP: ‘Wisconsin is Open for California’s Budget Crisis’

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker’s misguided plan to create a supermajority for tax increases ignores that the taxes targeted have not been increased by the legislature in over 30 years. Similar supermajority measures in California have led to that state’s near economic collapse, a record-setting deficit and draconian cuts for critical public investments. “Gov. […]

Scott Walker’s Mental Health Complex Cover Up

MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker admitted in a newspaper story today he was unaware of a comprehensive report on the tragedies at the Milwaukee County mental health complex – but that has not stopped him from refusing to release the report to his own county auditors. Walker refused to tell the private […]

Wisconsin Seniors Calling Out Special Interest Medicare Con, Social Security Schemes

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin seniors took to the phone lines today to offer a reality check to their fellow Medicare and Social Security recipients who have been mislead by a barrage of special-interest advertising. “Armed with corporate cash, these outside lobbyists are trying to trick people like me and it’s infuriating. That’s why I am […]

Walker’s Lack of Constitutional Knowledge Rivals His Budget Incompetence

“As governor, I’ll find ways to do more with less …and sign an amendment that will protect funds like these from future raids.” “¢ Walker Statement, 7/20/10 (Note: Since One Wisconsin Now accessed the press release at 9 a.m., Walker has changed the word ”sign’ to ”support.’ A link to Walker’s original release is available […]

One Wisconsin Now Fact Checks ‘Facts-Free’ RPW Walker Ad

MADISON, Wis. — The first television advertisement for Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s campaign for governor paid for by the Republican Party of Wisconsin not only is full of distortions and exaggerations, but also ignores the impact of his policies which have been disastrous for Milwaukee, a fact-check conducted by One Wisconsin Now concludes. “The […]

Walker Ad Fact Check Shows Exaggerations, Falsehoods Throughout

MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s latest campaign ad is riddled with falsehoods, distortions and half-truths about his disastrous record for Milwaukee County, according to a fact check of the ad conducted by One Wisconsin Now. “Just last summer Scott Walker was repeating his call to abolish county government because he had made […]

State of Shock: Milwaukee County’s Suffering Under Scott Walker’s Failed Leadership

MADISON, Wis. — If Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is interested in providing an honest assessment in his 2010 “state of the county” address, it will be a long apology to the people of Milwaukee County for his failed leadership, skewed priorities and playing politics with county operations. “Under Scott Walker, the state of Milwaukee […]

GOP Budget Architect Ryan Represents Wisconsin’s Three Highest Unemployed Cities

MADISON, Wis. — Despite representing the three cities in Wisconsin with the highest unemployment rates, Rep. Paul Ryan has offered a GOP Madison budget plan to continue the reckless Bush economic policies of tax cuts for the rich, privatization and ignoring investment in American infrastructure. “Paul Ryan represents the three cities with the state’s highest […]

Leaders Agree: McCain More of the McSame

As Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin come to Cedarburg to make their first stop together in Wisconsin, progressive leaders from across Wisconsin agree: McCain is more of the same.

OWN Fact Sheet – McSame Old, McSame Old

With each passing week, food and gas prices climb higher and higher, while thousands of Americans are losing their jobs and their homes. Seniors are still forced to choose between buying food or their prescription drugs. Gas prices across Wisconsin are topping $4 a gallon. After eight years of a Bush agenda that has been […]