Wisconsin Category Archive


  • Conservative Activist Launches Push for Wisconsin ‘right to Work’ Law

    Wisconsin Right to Work will seek changes in state law to prohibit businesses and unions from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment… Scot Ross criticized the new...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/01/2014
  • Is Scott Walker Already Breaking Another Campaign Promise?

    Gov. Walker says anything to get 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2014
  • 2015 Wisconsin State Budget Preview: $70 Billion-Plus Scott Walker 2016 Campaign Ad

    Based on the comments and actions of the yet-to-be-inaugurated for a new term Wisconsin Governor, the two-year $70 billion plus taxing and spending plan will serve as a glorified 2016 campaign ad.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/21/2014
  • Scott Walker Polling Voters on Presidential Run

    Walker’s campaign is polling voters on his planned presidential run, asking favorability questions about various Republican and Democratic candidates, including fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/19/2014
  • Under Gov. Walker Those Who Give, Get: Hill Farms Edition

    In the weeks before the November 4 election, the Walker administration attempted to quietly solicit bids to redevelop the Hills Farms state office complex in Madison.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/18/2014
  • State Government The Wisconsin GOP Way: Those Who Give, Get and Those That Don’t, Don’t

    Assembly GOP Speaker Robin Vos and Gov. Scott Walker called for a dramatically expanded private school voucher program in Wisconsin, financed with public tax dollars.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/17/2014
  • Demand an Investigation

    We’ve called for the authorities to investigate Assembly Speaker “Boss” Vos’ shakedown, and we need your help!

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/15/2014
  • Assembly Speaker’s Comments on Bucks Arena Funding Causes Controversy

    "I thought it was just a really blatant and unmistakable message that Speaker Vos was sending to people in Wisconsin and that's, 'you play by my rules or you don't get to play."

    WKOW-TV, 11/14/2014
  • New ‘jock Tax’ Proposal for Bucks Arena Stirs Up Controversy

    Vos says he wants to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee. But political visits are not making his job to convince law makers across the state any easier. The liberal group, One Wisconsin...

    WITI-TV, 11/14/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now to Assembly Speaker ‘Boss Vos’: It’s Not Mischief, It’s Illegal

    Following Vos’s attempts to downplay his coercion of owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, One Wisconsin Now renewed calls for Racine & Milwaukee Co. DAs to formally investigate Vos for violating state law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/14/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Investigation of Boss Vos Fundraising Shakedown

    One Wisconsin Now has formally requested the Racine and Milwaukee County District Attorneys investigate Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for potential misconduct in office.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/13/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Updates Complaint Against Sen. Ron Johnson Over Disclosure of His Legal Bills in Lawsuit Against Affordable Care Act

    Based on new federal campaign finance filings, One Wisconsin Now has updated their FEC complaint over Johnson and the WILL’s lawsuit against Obamacare.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/12/2014
  • Walker 2016: Well, That Didn’t Take Long

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross noted that Walker’s weekend presidential posturing follows his election night speech in which he made mention of “Washington” as frequently as “Wisconsin.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/10/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Slams Scott Walker’s Tech School Tour

    Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now questions Governor Scott Walker’s motive as the Republican tours five of the state’s 16 technical colleges just two days after being elected to a second term....

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 11/09/2014
  • Campaign Finance Records Reveal Out-of-State Special Interests Funneling Support for Gov. Walker Through In-State Big Business Lobby

    According to campaign finance filings, the RGA appears to have been funneling their TV ads supporting Walker through the state big business lobby, WMC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/03/2014
  • Desperate Walker Republicans Roll RoJo Out to Shriek ‘Fraud’

    Johnson’s comments were part of a consistent campaign by Republicans to suppress voter turnout through public statements and disenfranchisement legislation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/02/2014
  • Liberal Group Says Brad Schimel ‘trying to Have It Both Ways’ on Abortion Laws

    A liberal advocacy group contends that Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for attorney general, has voiced conflicting intentions regarding his approach to laws struck down by the courts. “Brad Schimel has been caught...

    Capital Times, 10/28/2014
  • Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge – the Scott Walker Gang’s Response to Open Records Request

    Gov. Walker and his team's actions show that they believe Wisconsin's open records statute is a nuisance to be evaded, not a law to be followed.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/28/2014
  • Scott Walker Scores Big PAC Donations After Limits Lifted

    “Half of the $80 million Scott Walker’s raised comes from outside of Wisconsin, and we all remember when he when flew to Las Vegas, hat in hand, to beg Sheldon Adelson for...

    Capital Times, 10/27/2014
  • In 2010, Scott Walker’s Campaign Sought to Keep IBM ‘happy’

    Liberal group One Wisconsin Now accused Walker of “hypocrisy” because he was copied on those emails while at the same time promising on the campaign trail to “restore Wisconsin’s reputation for clean...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/24/2014
  • Scott Walker’s Corruption Problem

    New documents released show that Walker helped his longtime campaign treasurer get inside information for a bid to lease office space to the county. Ross, who describes Walker’s administration as “arguably one of the...

    The Progressive, 10/23/2014
  • Mary Burke, Others Question Ethics of Information Given to Scott Walker Campaign Treasurer

    One Wisconsin Now called for Archer and Villa to resign from their posts, calling their exchanges with Hiller a “massive violation of the public trust.”

    Capital Times, 10/23/2014
  • Longtime Southwest Wisconsin State Senator Not Buying What Howard Marklein Is Selling

    It’s not just his voting record of following the his party bosses more than 99 percent of the time that say Howard Marklein is full of it when he claims he’s independent.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2014
  • #TBT 2006-2010: The Stunning Hypocrisy of Scott Walker

    Running for office on a platform of transparency in contracting while working surreptitiously to manipulate a contract for the benefit of a political crony is at the top of the list.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2014
  • Brad Schimel Cut Deal As Waukesha County DA to Let Sex Offender Off With Slap on Wrist

    A man charged with third degree sexual assault, a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine, walked away with no jail time.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2014
  • Letter to Wisconsin Family Action Reveals Scott Walker’s Opinions on Abortion, Gay Marriage

    “Just like his wink and nod with the radicals at Pro-Life Wisconsin, Gov. Walker’s trying to have it both ways,” Ross said. “It’s a pattern of deception from Gov. Walker, a career...

    Capital Times, 10/22/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Central Figures in Attempted Milwaukee County Bid Scheme to Resign State Positions

    New documents reveal how individuals participated in providing inside info to try to help a political crony of then-County Executive, and now Walker win a lucrative publicly-funded contract.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/22/2014
  • Does Wisconsin Have a Work Problem?

    The first red flag is a claim from the nonpartisan watchdog group One Wisconsin Now that 13,000 of the jobs posted aren’t in Wisconsin but in neighboring states like Iowa, Minnesota and...

    Shepherd Express, 10/21/2014
  • Who Will Be Wisconsin’s Next Attorney General?

    One Wisconsin Now sent Schimel a complaint about the deal, but Schimel declined to investigate. “Isn’t that the essence of representative government?” Schimel said of the Kleefisch-Eisenga relationship.

    Shepherd Express, 10/21/2014
  • Scott Walker Campaign Staffer OK’d Statement Denying Political Activity by County Staff

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, called the email exchange “Exhibit A” for how Walker, a Republican up for re-election, put politics ahead of public service.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/21/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s Foul Photo Op

    Gov. Scott Walker recently appeared at a charity event for teen drug treatment featuring controversial Phil Robertson of the television show Duck Dynasty.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/20/2014
  • The Latest Scott Walker Bald-Faced, Hair-Raising Dissemble

    On issue after issue, Gov. Walker has made hair-raising excuses and offered bald-faced distortions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/20/2014
  • Scott Walker Puts Miles on State Vehicles for Job — and Campaigning

    The people of Wisconsin are paying Walker's salary to work for them, but for over a year of his time in office, he has been on the campaign trail working only for his own political ambitions.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/19/2014
  • AG Candidate Brad Schimel Says Contributions Don’t Buy Access

    In January, One Wisconsin Now emailed Schimel, requesting that he investigate state Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, and his bill to cap the amount of child support that can be imposed on the wealthy.

    Capital Times, 10/15/2014
  • Roger Roth Hiding His Radical Record on Women’s Health

    As a candidate for public office in 2008 and 2010 Roger Roth was endorsed as “100 percent” by a radical right-wing group that seeks to ban all abortions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/15/2014
  • Party Line Howard Marklein Tows the Education Privatization Line for Party Bosses and Special Interests

    A recent news report reveals $139 million in state tax dollars went to private schools in Milwaukee kicked out of the school voucher program, supported by Rep. Howard Marklein, for failing to meet basic standards.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/14/2014
  • Walker’s ‘Work Problem’ Is His Problem

    Gov. Scott Walker got everything he wanted from the Republican-controlled legislature for nearly four years and we are dead last in jobs in the Midwest.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2014
  • Five Debate Questions for Brad Schimel

    In advance of this afternoon’s first Attorney General, One Wisconsin Now has proposed a series of questions Schimel should answer to the people of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/12/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Asks: Which Bill, Gov. Walker?

    In a recent campaign television ad Gov. Scott Walker, on record as opposed to abortion even in cases of rape or incest, speaks directly to the camera and tries to minimize the impact of “the bill”.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/10/2014
  • Walker’s Campaign Site Touts Pro-Life Wisconsin Endorsement He Didn’t Receive This Year

    One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross said touting the endorsement of a group that didn’t grant it for this election is an example of “the alarming pattern of deception with Scott...

    Capital Times, 10/10/2014
  • ‘Party Line’ Marklein Follows the Lead of Party Bosses and Big Business Lobby

    Howard Marklein touts his political independence while on the campaign trail, but a review of his voting record in Madison tells a very different tale.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Blocking Photo ID

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking implementation of Wisconsin’s photo ID law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2014
  • Liberal Group Files Complaint Against Brad Schimel

    One Wisconsin Now filed a complaint against Brad Schimel yesterday. It alleges that the Republican attorney general hopeful used 500-dollars in campaign funds for his children's baby-sitters 16 times between 2009 and February.

    Pierce County Herald, 10/09/2014
  • Where’s the Ground Game to Overcome Voter ID?

    One Wisconsin Now is urging Wisconsin media to donate air time and ad space for photo ID education. “This is a great opportunity for the broadcasters that use the public airwaves to...

    The Progressive, 10/09/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Complaint: Brad Schimel’s Babysitters Club Violates Campaign Finance Law

    One Wisconsin Now today filed a complaint with the state Government Accountability Board (GAB) over the use of campaign funds for his personal babysitting expenses.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/08/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Encourages Wisconsin Media to Donate Air Time and Ad Space for Photo ID Education

    Mere weeks before the November elections, Gov. Walker and election regulators have chosen to impose a photo ID requirement.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/07/2014
  • Brad Schimel Doubles Down: Refuses to Renounce Endorsement of Pay-to-Play Politics

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross today denounced Republican Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel’s most recent refusal to renounce his statements endorsing pay to play politics.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2014
  • Justices Face Questions As ‘John Doe’ Probe Lands in Supreme Court

    One Wisconsin Now said the four-year-old rules are a “get-out-of-court-free card” for powerful interests that spend heavily in Supreme Court races. His group has called on the four justices to recuse themselves from...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/05/2014