Earned Media Archive


  • Biz Beat: Walker Budget Plan Called a ‘nuclear Option’

    Scot Ross of the progressive Advocacy Group One Wisconsin Now added: “You take away people’s rights and then use the National Guard to back it up. If this was happening in another...

    Capital Times, 02/10/2011
  • Fitzgerald Selected to Head State Patrol

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, questioned hiring Stephen Fitzgerald just before Walker presents a budget to lawmakers to erase a two-year shortfall of more than $3...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/07/2011
  • Walker Likely to Propose Medicaid Changes in State of the State Speech

    “That Gov. Walker’s new secretary in charge of these programs has both advocated for states ‘dropping out’ from federal Medicaid assistance and has not made a commitment to keeping SeniorCare is enormously...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/31/2011
  • Despite Blizzard, Walker Will Deliver State of State Tonight; ‘High-five’ Contest Set for Lambeau, More State Briefs.

    Scot Ross of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now says it’s troubling that Walker’s health secretary – Dennis Smith – has suggested in the past that states drop Medicaid altogether. Ross also...

    RiverTowns.net, 01/31/2011
  • State GOP Starts 2011 in National Spotlight

    But many Democrats haven’t been impressed with their ideas, accusing Republicans of recycling failed policies and rushing through ill-conceived legislation that will worsen the state’s gaping budget hole.“I don’t think they’ve offered...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/29/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Says Scott Walker and the Legislature Have Increased Spending by $140 Million

    But one of Walker’s political antagonists, Madison-based One Wisconsin Now, has slammed the three bills. In a Jan. 28, 2011, news release, the liberal advocacy group said: “Gov. Scott Walker and the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/27/2011
  • Supermajority Could Doom State’s Economy, Group Says

    “Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans are willing to do anything to ensure the wealthiest Wisconsinites never have their taxes raised again,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. “The people...

    Ashland Current, 01/27/2011
  • State of the Union Round-up

    “And speaking of Ryan, One Wisconsin Now notes that the budgetary messiah of the GOP “voted for eight straight Republican budgets that increased spending by a staggering 50 percent.”

    DailyKos, 01/25/2011
  • 15 Environmental, Public Interest Groups: Expand Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear, 15 Organizations Urge

    Signers include: Citizens Utility Board, Clean Wisconsin, Sierra Club John Muir Chapter, Wisconsin Environment, Midwest Environmental Advocates, WISPIRG, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin, Wisconsin Resources Protection...

    WisBusiness, 01/25/2011
  • Lawsuit Ends, War of Words Continues

    A lawsuit over public records brought by a Madison advocacy group last year against Juneau County’s district attorney is over. But the war of words between One Wisconsin Now and Scott Southworth...

    Juneau County Star Times, 01/21/2011
  • Grothman Has a Dream

    State Sen. Glenn Grothman has a dream – a dream to stop state workers from having time off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Critics have been quick to point out that...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/21/2011
  • Priebus’ Republican National Committee: A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity?

    But to Wisconsin progressives, Priebus is known as the state Republican Party operative who allegedly tried to suppress the votes of minorities and students in both the recent midterm congressional elections and...

    Alternet, 01/20/2011
  • Guest Column: ID at Polls Could Solve Election Abuses

    In fact, progressive nonprofit organization One Wisconsin Now has already begun its attack campaign. In a Jan. 13 press release, the group claimed that voter ID is a “big government solution to...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 01/20/2011
  • Capitol Report: Tort Reform Supporter Bends Truth About Own Legal History

    For a bill designed to make it easier for Wisconsin businesses to operate without the fear of a lawsuit, there was a surprising lack of business owners who turned out to testify...

    Capital Times, 01/19/2011
  • Can Walker Create 250,000 Jobs?

    It’s a goal that started as a campaign promise, one that drew scorn from critics such as the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Milwaukee Magazine, 01/19/2011
  • Activist DA Must Pay

    The DA has agreed to pay One Wisconsin Now $8,850 for its legal expenses and $100 in damages. The liberal group filed the lawsuit in September, suspecting Southworth was withholding emails it...

    Milwaukee Magazine, 01/19/2011
  • Southworth, Group Settle

    One Wisconsin Now reported that Southworth had agreed to pay the group’s legal costs and expenses, as well as $100 statutory damages to settle the case. “One Wisconsin Now has fully prevailed...

    Juneau County Star Times, 01/18/2011
  • Juneau Co DA, Liberal Group Reach Agreement About Suit

    A liberal group has dropped a lawsuit that accused Juneau County’s chief prosecutor of violating Wisconsin’s Open Records Law

    WTAQ, 01/18/2011
  • Lawsuit Over Sex Ed E-mail Dropped

    A liberal activist group has agreed to drop a lawsuit it filed alleging that Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth violated the state’s open records law. The agreement reached Tuesday between One...

    Associated Press, 01/17/2011
  • Bill Would Require Photo IDs at Polls

    Indiana’s bill served as the model for Wisconsin’s photo identification bill, said Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now Scot Ross. He added the comparison is faulty. “Close to 99 percent of the...

    Badger Herald, 01/16/2011
  • LETTER: Earnings Gap Shows Rich Could Pay More

    How fitting it was, though, that the letter was published on Jan. 7. According to One Wisconsin Now, it was on Jan. 7 that the average CEO in Wisconsin had already earned...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/16/2011
  • Republican Party Chair Reince Priebus: What’s His Record in Wisconsin?

    In September, a nonpartisan watchdog group called One Wisconsin Now filed complaints with the federal and state attorneys general, charging that state Republicans and tea party organizations had engaged in vote suppression,...

    Christian Science Monitor, 01/15/2011
  • Milwaukee Officials Get Into Scrap With Recycling Firm

    This isn’t the first time that the Vandenbroek Republican has had car troubles. Over the last 20 years, he has been cited for operating while intoxicated, driving without a license and participating...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/15/2011
  • GOP Makes Voter ID a Priority, Not Jobs

    “The Republican Voter ID bill will waste tens of millions of dollars and create zero private sector jobs,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now executive director. “The Republicans have come up with...

    Milwaukee Courier, 01/14/2011
  • Wisconsin Voters May Soon Need to Show ID to Vote

    The liberal advocacy group, One Wisconsin Now, has promised to challenge the law in court. The group says the bill will end up costing the state money because the Department of Motor...

    Superior Telegram, 01/14/2011
  • Priebus Will Remain Wisconsin Party Chair for Now

    Not everyone was so gracious. Scot Ross, head of the Madison-based liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, accused Priebus of trying to suppress voter turnout over the years in Wisconsin. “Now that...

    La Crosse Tribune, 01/13/2011
  • Meet Newly-elected RNC Chair Reince Priebus

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said, “When voter suppression allegations have surfaced in Wisconsin for the past decade, the name Reince Priebus isn’t far behind.”

    Think Progress, 01/13/2011
  • Voter ID Plan Will Likely Hike Deficit Tens of Millions of Dollars, No Private Sector Jobs

    Despite promises that their top priority is job creation, the new state Republican legislative majority is immediately trying to ram through a Voter Identification bill which will not create jobs and will...

    Winnebago Dems, 01/12/2011
  • Threat of Legal Action Hangs Over Voter ID Bill

    Republicans in the state Legislature introduced a measure on Wednesday that would require voters to show photo identification before registering or casting ballots.  As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, already there’s a threat...

    WUWM, 01/12/2011
  • Liebham Backs New Voter ID Bill

    The bill’s critics say they’ll consider a legal challenge if the voter ID bill is passed. One Wisconsin Now director Scot Ross made that promise on Wednesday, saying that Wisconsin would have...

    Sheboygan Press, 01/12/2011
  • Week in Review

    Republicans propose a voter ID bill that would require residents to show identification when registering to vote, a law Jim Doyle repeatedly vetoed. They say it will reduce fraud, but Scot Ross,...

    Isthmus, 01/12/2011
  • Republicans Unveil Plan for Voter ID, Constitutional Amendment

    With large GOP majorities in both houses, the bill on photo ID is expected to pass easily. But Scot Ross, executive director of the group One Wisconsin Now, said he would consider...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/11/2011
  • Wis. Assembly to Consider Ballot ID Bill

    The head of a liberal advocacy group said a legal challenge will be considered if Wisconsin law is changed to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

    WISN-TV, 01/11/2011
  • Proposed Election Law Already Facing Legal Challenge

    The Wisconsin state Legislature is expected to pass a law requiring voters to show photo identification at polls. And one advocacy group says they are already considering a legal challenge.

    WFRV-TV, 01/11/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now May Sue Over Photo ID’s

    A liberal group says it might file a lawsuit if Republicans pass a law that makes Wisconsin voters show photo I-D’s at the polls

    WHBL, 01/11/2011
  • Liberal Group Considers Legal Challenge to ID

    The head of a liberal advocacy groups says a legal challenge will be considered if Wisconsin law is changed to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

    WKBT, 01/11/2011
  • Footnote: How Will Walker’s Jobs Tally Be Tracked

    Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now said his liberal group is among those that will attempt its own tally in an effort to determine which jobs Walker should and shouldn’t get credit...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/07/2011
  • State Republicans Bring Back Photo ID Legislation

    “Voter ID is the Republicans’ attempt to rig elections in their favor by disenfranchising minorities, students and seniors citizens,” said Scot Ross, director of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now. He...

    Associated Press, 01/07/2011
  • Vital Signs: Republican States Echo WI Health Director’s Support for Ditching Medicaid

    The article was e-mailed to me by One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group, whose Anna Landmark responded to my observation that it will be interesting to see how Smith administers programs...

    Capital Times, 01/07/2011
  • Dreading the Scott Walker Era

    “This is an unprecedented power grab to undercut the Legislature,” Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, told The Capital Times. He said Walker’s proposal to circumvent the authority of government...

    Isthmus, 01/05/2011
  • Walker’s Proposals Split Groups

    Scot Ross, executive director of progressive policy group One Wisconsin Now, said the governor is not prioritizing real problems.

    Statehouse News, 01/04/2011
  • Hundreds Attend Wisconsin Inaugural Ball

    Liberal groups like One Wisconsin Now slammed Walker for not giving the ball’s proceeds to charity, like Democrat Jim Doyle did in his two inaugurals.

    WSAU-TV, 01/03/2011
  • Walker, Officials Celebrate at Inaugural Ball, New Governor’s Work Begins

    One Wisconsin Now held a separate music show in Madison last night to raise money for relief groups and food pantries. Director Scot Ross said about 350 people showed up. Walker’s inaugural...

    Pierce County Herald, 01/03/2011
  • New Governor Holds Inaugural Ball at Monona Terrace

    “(Doyle) donated all the proceeds (from) his two inaugurals to the Boys and Girls Clubs — to the tune of over $500,000. And when people are really hurting, we think that’s a...

    WISC-TV, 01/03/2011
  • Walker’s Not-so-quiet Power Grabs

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, echoes Miller’s thoughts. “This is an unprecedented power grab to undercut the Legislature,” says Ross. “That is a pretty big warning sign for people...

    Capital Times, 01/02/2011
  • First the Dance, Then Work

    Walker took some criticism from liberal groups such as One Wisconsin Now for not sending the proceeds of the ball to charity, as Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle had done in his inaugural...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/02/2011
  • Wisconsin Gazette Interview With Scot Ross at Rock the Pantry

    Scot Ross Interview with WI Gazette

    Wisconsin Gazette, 01/02/2011
  • Plenty of Activities Planned for Inauguration Day

    Tonight in Madison, while the new governor is attending the Inaugural Ball, members of the group One Wisconsin Now will hold a charity fund raiser. Scot Ross is executive director. “One of...

    WUWM-FM, 01/02/2011