Wisconsin Category Archive


  • Scot Ross: Brad Schimel Wrong to Turn Blind Eye to Corruption

    “Why can't a legislator press for legislation that benefits a person who has contributed to their campaign? Isn't that the essence of representative government?”

    Capital Times, 10/03/2014
  • Americans for Prosperity’s Trail of Voter Misinformation Goes Far Beyond NC

    One Wisconsin Now recorded speakers at a meeting of state Tea Party leaders talking about mailing minority and student voters inaccurate information in an effort to prevent them from voting.

    Institute for Southern Studies, 10/03/2014
  • Lt. Gov. Kleefisch Hosts Schimel Fundraiser After DA Refused to Investigate Husband’s ‘Pay-to-Play’ Allegations

    Months after refusing to investigate Rep. Joel Kleefisch, Brad Schimel will benefit from a fundraiser hosted today by the Lieutenant Governor at the Tory Lake Club in Oconomowoc.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/02/2014
  • Step 1: Cut Funding for AODA Programs. Step 2: Impose Mandatory Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

    After signing into law drastic cuts to a drug addiction program, Gov. Walker is proposing mandatory drug testing for Wisconsinites as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2014
  • WMC Doubles Down on Attacks on Wisconsin Women

    A top lobbyist at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce unleashed an angry tirade at a Tuesday press conference held by women opposing WMC’s attacks on pay equity in Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2014
  • Wisconsin Lawmakers, Business Group Fight Over Pay Equity

    Lawmakers, along with representatives of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now and the women’s rights organization 9to5, called on the state chamber to remove an offensive, anti-equal pay image from its website.

    Associated Press, 09/30/2014
  • Federal Court’s Split Decision Denies Hearing on Wisconsin Voter ID Law

    Today the Federal 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, by a 5-5 vote, decided it will not hear en banc a challenge to the Wisconsin voter ID law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/26/2014
  • 5.5 Million Plus Reasons Why Scott Walker’s Ethics Reform Plan Was a Lie

    MADISON, Wis. — In an “Ethics Reform Plan” Scott Walker proposed while running for Governor, he promised he would not accept contributions from the date of his inauguration until the signing of the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/26/2014
  • #TBT Eight Million Reasons Four WI Supreme Court Justices Must Recuse in Walker-John Doe Case

    A reminder from April 14 of how four of seven Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices owe their current elected position to the millions of dollars in spending in their races by the Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/25/2014
  • 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, jobcenterofwisconsin.com. But according to a Channel 27 News...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/24/2014
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/22/2014
  • Wisconsin One of Three States to Reject Food-stamp Increase

    “Once again, the people of Wisconsin pay the price for Gov. Walker’s presidential ambitions,” said One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross. “We’re dead last in the Midwest in jobs under Gov....

    Capital Times, 09/17/2014
  • NRA to Gov. Walker: ‘Thanks a Million’

    MADISON, Wis. — The National Rifle Association is trying to revive the flailing campaign of Gov. Scott Walker by placing a $1 million television buy for the next month in several markets...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/16/2014
  • 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
  • Court to Hear Arguments on Secret Scott Walker Investigation

    Gov. Walker has refused responsibility for his actions or to be held accountable for his bad decisions.

    MSNBC, 09/09/2014
  • 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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/28/2014
  • Will Gov. Walker Answer the $700,000 Question?

    MADISON, Wis. — Despite claims made by Gov. Walker to the media that he was an intractable supporter of reducing mining regulations, as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today Walker as...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/27/2014
  • Jacob Schimmel: Walker Breaks ‘covenant’ With Students

    Common sense would tell you that when crucial educational programs are cut, people are going to make a lot of noise. But under the noise, Gov. Scott Walker was able to swiftly...

    La Crosse Tribune, 08/25/2014
  • Gov. Walker Can’t Dispute Facts of One Wisconsin Now WEDC Report

    The increasingly desperate campaign of Gov. Scott Walker hastily convened a press conference yesterday to dispute the undeniable facts that his policies and administration have been an utter failure on job creation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/22/2014
  • Corporate Special Interests, Gov. Walker Buy Supreme Court Victory Over Workers, Voters

    MADISON, Wis. — Today’s state Supreme Court decisions supporting Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on workers and voters were spearheaded by a four-member majority bloc that was elected through $8 million in spending by...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2014
  • 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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/30/2014
  • Latest Finance Report Shows Walker Took Another $167,000 From Businesses That Got WEDC Funds

    A review of Gov. Scott Walker’s most recent campaign finance report reveals he continues to reap a windfall of campaign donations, nearly $167,000 in just the last six months, from individuals associated with state businesses getting tax breaks, loans and grants through his WEDC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/28/2014
  • Outsourcing’s New Frontier: Scott Walker’s Campaign Ads

    “Gov. Walker is so committed to outsourcing that’s he’s even outsourcing stock footage jobs overseas,” said Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 07/24/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker on Denying Women Equal Access to Contraception: If at First You Don’t Succeed Try, Try Again

    This week the Walker administration announced it is halting enforcement of Wisconsin’s equity law, using the Hobby Lobby decision as justification, despite being quoted as saying, “It really hasn’t been an issue for us.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/23/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s Cross Country Cash Grab Rolls On

    Walker reports an astounding 56 percent of his campaign’s cash grab comes from individuals and special interest groups from outside of Wisconsin — $4.5 million.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/21/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s Campaign Launches Political Attack on a Successful International Corporation Based in Wisconsin That Provides 1,000 Jobs

    In his latest negative television ad, Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign attacks Trek Bicycles - an international company, headquartered in Wisconsin and employing 1,000 state residents.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/18/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s WEDC Doubles Down on Sending State Tax Dollars to Businesses Shipping Wisconsin Jobs Overseas

    Walker’s WEDC responded to news reports revealing how they sent millions in tax credits to businesses that cut Wisconsin jobs and shipped work overseas by declaring they’ll do it again.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/10/2014
  • More Heat Than Light in Flap Over Schimel’s Response to One WI Now

    Brad Schimel, the lone Republican candidate for state attorney general, ignited a firestorm with his response to a letter alleging pay-to-play politics… One Wisconsin Now called Schimel’s response, which it received in January...

    Isthmus, 07/09/2014
  • Walker Television Attack Ignores Corruption, Cronyism, Incompetence of His Privatized Commerce Department

    Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign today announced a new negative television blitz against former Wisconsin Commerce Secretary and business leader Mary Burke.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/08/2014
  • Will State Big Business Lobby Answer the Question, Is Gov. Walker Still Doing It?

    MADISON, Wis. — Contained in hundreds of pages of recently unsealed John Doe investigation court documents is information about the participation of the state big business lobby, the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC),...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2014
  • Still No Answer From Gov. Walker to One Simple Question

    Court documents released last week have shed new light on Gov. Walker’s effort to evade state campaign regulations using a scheme prosecutors have called “criminal.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/23/2014
  • One Simple Question Gov. Walker Must Answer: Are You Still Doing It?

    MADISON, Wis. — Court documents from the latest John Doe criminal investigation of Gov. Walker reveal he was at the center of what was described as a national “criminal scheme” to evade campaign...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/20/2014
  • Details of Judges’ Decisions to Halt John Doe Probe

    “Basically what happened was is that they got caught and they are trying to use any and all legal arguments to try and get the case thrown out so they can save...

    WLUK-TV, 06/20/2014
  • Republican Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel Running (Literally) From Questions

    Brad Schimel abruptly ran out of a television interview – to attend his political fundraising event - when asked about his comments defending a legislator’s introduction of a bill to dramatically lower the child support payments of a millionaire campaign contributor.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/16/2014
  • DA: Lawmakers, Donors Working Together Expected

    A Republican prosecutor running for attorney general suggested it’s not unusual for legislators to work with campaign donors on legislation, calling the collaboration the “essence” of government, an email a liberal group...

    Associated Press, 06/11/2014
  • Brad Schimel Declines to Investigate Kleefisch Child-support Bill

    “Why can’t a legislator press for legislation that benefits a person who has contributed to their campaign?” Schimel asked in an email to the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. “Isn’t that the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/11/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Slams Gov. Walker on Capitol City Sunday

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, isn’t buying Walker’s answer. “There’s something there,” said Ross. “All this discussion about a settlement comes after there’s been discussion about the records...

    WKOW-TV, 05/30/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Says WEDC Money Going to Scott Walker Donors Like Edgewater Developers

    A liberal advocacy group is leveling heavy criticism at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, claiming the quasi-private agency championed by Gov. Scott Walker is delivering financial assistance to campaign donors.

    Capital Times, 05/30/2014
  • Desperate Attempt by Gov. Walker to Keep Documents Secret From the Public?

    “Seeing what was revealed in just a fraction of the documents from the first John Doe criminal probe of Gov. Walker and his associates, it’s no wonder he’s desperate to keep more...

    WMTV-TV, 05/29/2014
  • Gov. Walker Reportedly in Settlement Talks to End Criminal Investigation of Alleged Campaign Wrongdoing

    MADISON, Wis. — Are settlement talks between Gov. Walker and state prosecutors a desperate attempt to keep documents from a second, ongoing “John Doe” criminal investigation of Walker’s campaign from ever becoming public?...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/29/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Hits Gov. Walker Over Alleged John Doe Deal

    “There is no question that Gov. Walker is driven by political ambition for higher office and his next election. And he is clearly, and rightly, concerned about what additional document dumps from...

    WQOW-TV, 05/28/2014
  • Is Gov. Scott Walker’s Book Deal Legal?

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker has, according to his state ethics filing, received more than $1,000 in compensation for “writing” a book. But how much more? According to One Wisconsin Now Executive...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/21/2014
  • Private Voucher School Application Data Shows Overwhelming Support for State Public Schools

    Time and again students in public schools outperform those in voucher schools, while parents and taxpayers alike get more accountability.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/20/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Requests Federal Election Observers at Polls in November

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now is asking for federal election observers to monitor the state’s November elections, citing concerns over voter intimidation. Scot Ross, the group’s executive director, sent a letter...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/06/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s Administration Continues Secrecy With Wisconsinites

    MADISON, Wis. — Governor Scott Walker continues engaging in a pattern of secrecy with the public he was elected to serve. His administration recently refused to fulfill a simple request for email communications...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/30/2014
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Others Praise Voter ID Ruling

    On the One Wisconsin Now blog, Scot Ross writes that the bill pending in Congress to address the student loan debt crisis is a help, but far from being a solution to the now $1.2 trillion problem.

    Capital Times, 04/30/2014
  • RGA Doubling Down

    One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross, citing unnamed industry sources, said the RGA has reserved $770,000 in Milwaukee, $620,000 in La Crosse and Eau Claire, $230,000 in Green Bay and $340,000...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/26/2014
  • Has the Republican Governors Association Hit the Panic Button?

    MADISON, Wis. — According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a media firm that has already purchased $2 million in television airtime this year on behalf of the Republican Governors Association...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/24/2014