Wisconsin Category Archive


  • State High Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Made His Decision, Now It’s Our Turn

    Throughout his campaign, Brian Hagedorn has chosen not to disavow, but to embrace, his discriminatory views.

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin, 03/04/2019
  • Testimony on Assembly Bills 1071, LRB 6077 and Other Legislation Including Efforts to Restrict Early Voting

    Today we are asking that you reject the proposals contained in these bills to reinstate unnecessary and unconstitutional limits on early voting.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/03/2018
  • ‘Scott Walker Air’ Misuses and Abuses Wisconsin Taxpayers

    After extensive investigation of the use of state airplanes by Gov. Scott Walker, it seems his attitude toward Wisconsin taxpayers is, “I’ll fly, you buy.”

    Savion Castro, 08/23/2018
  • 8 Remaining Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Go After Scott Walker in First Debate

    The eight remaining Democrats running for governor mostly avoided taking shots at each other in their first televised debate Thursday night and instead trained much of their fire on Gov. Scott Walker....

    Chippewa Herald, 07/13/2018
  • To Turn Voters Out, You Need to Turn Them on

    How the actions and poor decisions of Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state Legislature have hurt Wisconsin is well publicized and widely known. To the progressive leaders and activists...

    Scot Ross, 06/05/2018
  • Silence Is Not an Option As Lawmakers Threaten to End Copay-Free Birth Control

    Major reforms included in the Affordable Care Act resulted in an end to discrimination against women in health care.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 04/27/2018
  • Increasingly Desperate Gov. Scott Walker to Start Re-Election TV Ads May 1

    The increasingly desperate campaign of Scott Walker has upped the ante from issuing wake up calls to hitting the panic button.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Supreme Anger

    An executive whose party suffers historic election losses lashes out with angry tweets. Where have we seen this before? It’s not Donald Trump, it’s Scott Walker.

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin, 04/06/2018
  • Open Letter to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Demanding It Pull Down Television Advertisement

    One Wisconsin Now has sent the following letter to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce demanding it pull down the television ad.

    Scot Ross, 03/30/2018
  • Judge Michael Screnock Campaigns Against Himself

    If Michael Screnock applies his own rhetorical standard for judges to himself, could he earn his own support? It seems the answer would be no.

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin, 03/10/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now’s 2018 Predictions

    What’s in store for Wisconsin politics in 2018? Who knows. But that’s not going to stop us from making our predictions for the year ahead.

    Scot Ross, 12/27/2017
  • Functioning United States Supreme Court > Partisan Proclivities

    You have the chance to make your voice heard and urge your senators to do the right thing - ensure the Supreme Court continues to work for all of us.

    Brian Evans, 04/27/2016
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Obstruction)

    Allowing our courts to become deadlocked for petty political reasons would be unprecedented. It’s time Sen. Ron Johnson stop playing games and start doing his job.

    Scot Ross, 03/01/2016
  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Scott Walker

    Scott Walker is on the campaign trail touting himself as a “fresh face,” but he’s been running for political office since before he could rent a car.

    Analiese Eicher, 07/09/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Is No Model to Follow

    Despite a lifetime in campaign politics, Governor Walker has much to learn about the economy works.

    Scot Ross, 05/11/2015
  • Remember Gov. Walker, An Eagle Scout Is an Eagle Scout for Life

    Judge for yourself if Scott Walker is living up to these ideals not only as an Eagle Scout but also as the governor of Wisconsin.

    Luke Mathers, 04/09/2015
  • Photographic Evidence of Scott Walker’s Phony Badger Boosterism

    A picture paints a thousand words. And this one really captures the essence of Scott Walker's rank hypocrisy and phony fandom.

    Cody Oliphant, 04/07/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Demands Private School Voucher Industry Lobbyists Give Parents Answers About How Data They Seek to Force Schools to Turn Over Will Be Used

    The voucher industry owes parents concerned about the safety of their children answers about how this extremely sensitive data will be used and who will be able to access it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/16/2015
  • School Choice Group Seeks Personal Data on Students

    We're not saying what they did was illegal, we're saying it's sleazy, and given the voucher industry's record on accountability, there are legitimate concerns about how this data is used, resold and transmitted.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/13/2015
  • Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Idea and the Race for 2016

    "GOP primary voters don't reject the notion that public education is a public good that creates jobs and opportunity," said Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 02/06/2015
  • Scott Walker: Scrapping ‘Wisconsin Idea’ Was a ‘drafting Error’

    Quick to capitalize on the "drafting error" buzz, the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now tweeted a series of #draftingerror digs on the governor, a likely 2016 candidate for president.

    Capital Times, 02/04/2015
  • Walker Says State Budget Won’t Eliminate Wisconsin Idea

    Ross said if Walker hadn’t intended to seek that change, he would have said right away that it was a drafting error, rather than saying that hours later.

    Badger Herald, 02/04/2015
  • Our Democracy 2020 Launches to Promote Government, Election Reform in Wisconsin

    Analiese Eicher, program and development director for One Wisconsin Now, said the coalition's focus on the right to vote aligns closely with the OWN's priorities.

    Capital Times, 01/29/2015
  • Senate Republicans Make a Bad School Idea Even Worse

    Proving that it can always get worse, Wisconsin Senate Republicans have entered the debate on school accountability with a proposal, Senate Bill 1, even weaker than the bill proposed by their counterparts in the state Assembly.

    Capital Times, 01/26/2015
  • Scott Walker Makes His Case to Iowa Conservatives, Says He’ll Be Back ‘many More Times’

    One Wisconsin Now noted that Walker had timed the announcement of his plan to drug test applicants for public aid and his decision to reject a proposed Kenosha casino both in the week before his Iowa appearance.

    Capital Times, 01/25/2015
  • Liberal Activists Hurl Insults at Iowa-bound Republicans

    Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now zapped Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, pegging him as a career politician who's spent "75 percent of his adult life in office."

    Des Moines Register, 01/23/2015
  • Leaving His Job in Wisconsin Behind Gov. Walker Hits the Presidential Campaign Trail

    Before jetting off to California to meet with the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers he’s making a stop in Iowa to address Tea Party Republican Rep. Steve King’s Freedom Summit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/23/2015
  • Gov. Walker Jetting Off to California, Again.

    Gov. Scott Walker is off to California for the second time in as many weeks, this time seeking the support of the ultra-wealthy right-wing power broker Koch brothers in his quest for the GOP presidential nomination.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/23/2015
  • Scott Walker Just Pulled Off a Supreme Court Coup in Wisconsin

    One Wisconsin Now called the decision a “get-out-of-jail-free card” for powerful interests that invest in Supreme Court races. “The vast majority of spending to elect these four justices was done by these entities,” Ross said.

    Daily Beast, 01/21/2015
  • Scott Walker Slams Hillary Clinton, Democrats Hit Back

    The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now tweeted on Thursday: “um, @ScottWalker, elected official 76% of his adult life. @HillaryClinton, elected official 16% of her adult life.” The math checks out.

    Capital Times, 01/17/2015
  • Good Money After Bad, WI GOP Demands More For-Profit Schools

    “Pro-voucher special interests were among the biggest spenders on their behalf, and Assembly Bill 1 stacks the deck in their favor as payback,” said Scot Ross of the advocacy group One Wisconsin...

    PRWatch, 01/17/2015
  • Does Attorney General Brad Schimel Believe He’s Above the Law?

    A simple open records request to Attorney General Brad Schimel from One Wisconsin Now has gone without so much as an acknowledgement of receipt for nearly five weeks.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/16/2015
  • State Has Selected Developer for Massive Hill Farms Project

    One Wisconsin Now previously accused the Walker administration of steering contracts to campaign contributors. One of the finalists is a company owned by prominent Dane County developer and Walker donor Terrence Wall....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/15/2015
  • Gov. Walker Ditches Wisconsin for Sunny California After Lackluster State of the State Address

    A one sentence email from Walker’s office announced, with no explanation, that all events scheduled as part of his “State of the State Tour” were cancelled.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/14/2015
  • UNSPUN: January 14, 2015

    Last night Walker delivered his state of the state address. No mention of the budget but he did touch on a few initiatives. What is your reaction?

    WMTV-TV, 01/14/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Responds to Presumed Presidential Candidate Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State Address

    To no one's surprise, presumed candidate for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination Gov. Scott Walker painted a rosy picture of Wisconsin under his administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/13/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Seeks AG Opinion on Supervisor’s Fundraising

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now raised questions of whether the anonymous donations to Deanna Alexander could buy secret influence in her county government position.

    Pierce County Herald, 01/10/2015
  • Group Seeks Attorney General Opinion on Deanna Alexander’s Fundraising

    One Wisconsin Now, a liberal group based in Madison, on Friday asked Attorney General Brad Schimel for an opinion on whether Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander violated state law last year by...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/10/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Seeks Attorney General Schimel Opinion On Elected Official’s Use of ‘Public Figure’ Facebook Page to Fundraise for Personal Expenses

    We believe state law is absolutely clear - elected officials cannot use their public position. It certainly seems Supervisor Alexander crossed that line.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/09/2015
  • Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt Defends School Accountability Bill From Criticism on Left, Right

    Democrats, on the other hand, see the new bill as bending to the will of the private school voucher industry. In particular, the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now pointed to the bill’s...

    Capital Times, 01/09/2015
  • GOP Legislature Starts 2015 Payoff to School Privatization Industry

    Wisconsin legislative Republicans are promising legislation to regulate the private school voucher program that is slated to rake in over $212 million from state taxpayers in the current school year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/07/2015
  • The Best Defense Money Can Buy: Parties Involved in Criminal Investigation of Campaign Collusion Spent Millions to Help Elect Court Majority That Could Hear Cases

    The Supreme Court, with Justice Bradley abstaining, voted to hear several appeals related to the criminal investigation of collusion between the Walker's campaign and outside groups.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/17/2014
  • Republicans Using Audit to Justify Attacks on Election, Ethics Oversight Agency

    Statements from One Wisconsin Now regarding the release of an independent audit of the GAB and subsequent comments of Republican legislative leaders.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/12/2014
  • Right to Work Is Wrong for Wisconsin

    A right to work law would take us in the opposite direction, and that’s why it’s wrong for families, wrong for workers and wrong for Wisconsin.

    Scot Ross, 12/11/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s Math Problem Much Bigger Than Spelling Woes

    We agree with Scott Walker and his sycophantic friends in the right-wing media that we can now move past his embarrassing ‘molotov’ gaffe. But an analysis of Gov. Walker’s abysmal math is much more explosive.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/11/2014
  • Wisconsin Lawmaker Plans To Introduce Right-To-Work Bill, In Echo Of 2011 Union Battles

    Scot Ross, executive director of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now, said he thought Kapenga’s right-to-work bill was really a political ploy to get concessions from Walker during the negotiation over Wisconsin’s...

    Huffington Post, 12/04/2014
  • Conservative Group Will Push to Make Wisconsin a Right-to-work State

    Walker says anything to get re-elected and now he and his Republican front groups are ready to launch a frontal assault on Wisconsin's middle class working women and men.

    Capital Times, 12/01/2014
  • Right-to-work Group Launches After Governor, Legislators Say Issue Not a Priority

    “It’s the same playbook from four years ago that tore Wisconsin apart,” Ross said in a statement. “Gov. Walker says anything to get elected and now he and his Republican front groups...

    Racine Journal Times, 12/01/2014