Press Release Archive

  • Terrence Wall’s Wall Land Investment ‘Pumpkin Patch’ Looks Like a $34,000 Tax Loophole

    MADISON, Wis. — Wall Land Investment, LLC, one of multi-millionaire Madison developer Terrence Wall’s companies, has reclassified $2 million in prime Dane County commercial real estate into “agriculture” property, which allows the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/18/2009
  • GAB Coddles All Children Matter With ‘Pathetic’ Wrist Slap

    MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board could be opening Wisconsin’s doors to an avalanche of future illegal campaign activity after settling for a miniscule fine of $500 from All Children...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2009
  • Did Wisconsin Developer Terrence Wall Create Delaware ‘Office’ to Avoid State Tax Responsibility?

    MADISON, Wis. — The Delaware address of the “principal office” of T. Wall Properties, LLC, a business owned by Wisconsin developer Terrence Wall, is the same address the New York Times said...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/27/2009
  • Teabaggers’ Latest ‘Republican Rally for Failure’ Fueled Again by Partisanship, Racism, Ignorance

    MADISON, Wis. — The latest “Republican Rally for Failure” hosted by the self-identified “teabaggers” is scheduled for Saturday in Milwaukee. The “Failure Rally” will feature numerous incendiary speakers, including fact-challenged Michelle Malkin,...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/17/2009
  • Memo to Media: MacIver Institute’s Journalistic Misrepresentation

    As you are a respected member of Wisconsin’s media, we at One Wisconsin Now wanted to make sure you had heard about a disturbing media misrepresentation by the MacIver Institute, a conservative...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/07/2009
  • Will Paul Ryan Condemn Racist GOP Colleague Who Invoked Him As Potential ‘Great White Hope’?

    Perhaps a first-term fellow Republican Congressperson is low enough on the food chain that Ryan can set aside his partisanship for just a day.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/27/2009
  • One Wisconsin Now’s Statements on Tonight’s ‘Republican Rally for Failure’ With John Stossel

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now released the following statements about tonight’s Americans for Prosperity health care opposition event, the ‘Republican Rally for Failure,’ hosted by corporate-accountability foe, ABC’s John Stossel: “Tonight’s...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/25/2009
  • One Wisconsin Now Launches Redesigned WMC Watch Website

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now launched an update and redesigned version of its WMC Watch – a comprehensive watchdog website of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Located at, the site includes...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/25/2009
  • Van Hollen Plays Politics With Flip-Flop on Domestic Partner Protections

    “The Legislature or the governing body of a political subdivision or local governmental unit is not precluded from authorizing or requiring that a right or benefit traditionally associated with marriage be extended...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/20/2009
  • Over $172,000 in Scott Walker Contributions Violate Campaign Finance Reporting Laws

    MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s gubernatorial campaign failed to report the required employer information of top donors who gave him over $172,000 – a violation affecting one of every...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/10/2009
  • Petri Risks Teabagger Wrath With Opposition to ‘Birthers,’ Support for Public Option

    MADISON, Wis. — U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI6) might find himself the victim of health insurance industry financed “teabagger” protests after video of him supporting a public option for health care reform,...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/05/2009
  • Domestic Partner Foe Appling: Lying to Us Then, Or Now?

    Appling: “If the state Legislature wants to take up adoption and inheritance rights, it can do that” if the amendment becomes law, Appling said. “Nothing in the second sentence prohibits that.” [Associated...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/22/2009
  • Leah Vukmir Nabs ‘Award’ by Anti-Health Care, Right-Wing Corporate Front Group

    MADISON, Wis. — The awarding of ultra-conservative Rep. Leah Vukmir with the American Legislative Exchange Council’s “Legislator of the Year” reflects her embrace of extremist policies which increase pollution, hurt workers and...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/20/2009
  • Estate Tax Repeal Plan: $800 Billion in New Debt to Cut Taxes on Ultra-Wealthy

    “The estate tax can’t have much effect on hiring by small businesses because hardly any owners ever face the estate tax …only 100 small businesses and family farms will pay any tax...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/16/2009
  • Robin Vos ‘War on Reality’ Ignores 77 Percent of Wisconsin Business Council Member Contributions Went to GOP, Conservatives

    MADISON, Wis. — A One Wisconsin Now analysis of the political giving of the announced officials of the Wisconsin Business Council shows that conservatives and Republicans netted 77 percent of member giving,...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/14/2009
  • Constituents Call for Kind, Kagen, Petri to Vote for Clean Energy Bill Friday

    MADISON, Wis. — Constituents from across the congressional districts of U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, Steve Kagen, and Tom Petri have signed a petition urging them to both strengthen and vote in favor...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/28/2009
  • WMC’s ‘Astounding’ $6.6 Billion Budget Deficit Solution: Tax Cuts for the Rich

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) has launched a newspaper ad campaign which argues the solution to the state’s $6.6 billion budget deficit is tax cuts for the rich “¢...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/24/2009
  • Conservative Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Silent on $6.6 Billion Budget Deficit

    MADISON, Wis. — After months of insisting the state budget crisis was smaller than official estimates, the conservative Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has turned silent in light of decreased revenue collections putting the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/11/2009
  • Koschnick Ad Full of Distortions; Breaks Clean Campaign Pledge

    MADISON, Wis. — The judicial ethics of Jefferson County Judge Randy Koschnick are under fire after breaking his own clean campaign pledge by attacking Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in a...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/01/2009
  • 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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/01/2009
  • K12, Inc. Staff Supporting Fernandez Campaign

    MADISON, Wis. — Rose Fernandez, described in a recent newspaper article as “a nurse by training who has never held an education job,” received $1,350 in contributions from top personnel at the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/30/2009
  • Supreme Court Numbers Debunk Koschnick Distortions About Crime Rulings

    MADISON, Wis. — A painstaking analysis by One Wisconsin Now of more than 4,000 decisions made by the Wisconsin Supreme Court during the current term of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson proves Jefferson...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/25/2009
  • Koschnick Has Heard 1,830 Cases From Lawyers Who Donated Campaign Funds

    “If I knew I had received money from somebody on a case, I’d recuse.” — Randy Koschnick, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/24/09 MADISON, Wis. — Jefferson County Circuit Judge Randy Koschnick has heard...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/09/2009
  • Details Network Involving Rose Fernandez, Private Education Advocates

    MADISON, Wis. — Rose Fernandez, former head of the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual Schools Families, is part of a network involving lobbyists, non-profit organizations, elected officials and even the law-breaking All Children...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/03/2009
  • Paul Ryan’s Budget Record: Eight Straight Votes, $1 Trillion Budget Hike

    Paul Ryan voted for eight consecutive Republican budgets that led to this economic disaster. He failed us completely, so why would we listen to him now?

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/01/2009
  • Taxpayers Alliance Head Speaking at ‘Massive Show of Force for Lower Taxes’ Another Example of Organization’s Ideological Agenda

    Berry’s upcoming appearance with top GOP officials at a right wing organizations’ anti-fair taxation summit is yet another example of the conservative agenda of WISTAX.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/24/2009
  • Domestic Partner Foes Fitzgerald, Appling: Lying to Us Then, Or Now?

    Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and his right wing allies like Julaine Appling said over and over the ban wasn’t about domestic partners. Now they have done a complete 180.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/22/2009
  • Koschnick Decisions Overturned at Higher Rate Than Most Peers

    Jefferson County Judge Randy Koschnick had a higher reversal rate in 2008 than three quarters of all other circuit court judges.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/12/2009
  • State Banks Nab Over $2.4 Billion in Taxpayer TARP Funds While Fighting Against Paying Their Taxes

    MADISON, Wis. — As Wisconsin banks have taken over $2.4 billion in taxpayer-financed Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout funds, two of the state’s largest banking lobby associations have joined with Wisconsin Manufacturers...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/09/2009
  • Statements From One Wisconisn Now on Assembly Republican Budget Gimmicks

    With leaders like Scott Walker and Scott Jensen, they stretched Wisconsin’s finances beyond the breaking point. Following these Assembly Republicans further down the path of failure would be an enormous mistake to say the least.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/09/2009
  • Hypocrisy Alert: What Koschnick Is Hiding About ‘Bloody Shoes’ Case

    MADISON, Wis. — Jefferson County Judge Randy Koschnick’s criticism of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for overruling him on evidence in the murder trial of Matthew J. Knapp, conveniently ignores that Koschnick ruled...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/29/2009
  • Van Roy Twice Votes ‘No’ on Wisconsin Jobs

    MADISON, Wis. — Rep. Karl Van Roy (R-Green Bay) broke a pledge made just this month to his constituents to assist job growth by voting against two critical job creation bills passed...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/27/2009
  • Americans for ‘Petroleum’ Real Message: ‘Don’t Tax Big Oil’s Billions in Profits’

    MADISON, Wis. — Complaints by the Big Oil-funded American for Prosperity about taxes are a smokescreen to prevent Wisconsin lawmakers from enacting a windfall tax on the excessive profits gained by the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/27/2009
  • Wisconsinites Demand Gableman, Ziegler Recusal; OWN Delivers 2,400 Petitions

    MADISON, Wis. — Citizens from across Wisconsin are calling for state Supreme Court Justices Annette Ziegler and Mike Gableman to recuse themselves from a case favored by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/22/2009
  • Nass Ignored ‘Unseemly, Unethical and Possibly Illegal’ UW Intern Solicitation From Republican Party of Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now said a laughable attack by Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) against the University of Wisconsin and Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson may constitute an illegal use...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/22/2009
  • Leading Republicans to Wisconsin: ‘Yes We Can’t!’

    Wisconsin Republican officials are responding to bipartisan overtures at the state and federal level by Democratic leaders by summarily rejecting efforts to create jobs, invest in infrastructure, reform health insurance and tackle the $5.4 billion deficit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/22/2009
  • $288,000 in WISTAX Board Member Contributions Show Overwhelming Conservative Preference

    Board members of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance have donated over $288,000 to Republicans and conservative candidates since 1991.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/11/2009
  • Donors to Lawbreaking All Children Matter Dole Out $74,000 in Last Minute Contributions

    MADISON, Wis. — Donors to the lawbreaking All Children Matter have just made an unprecedented 146 last-minute legislative contributions totaling $79,725 to 33 Republicans and 4 Democrats over two weeks in mid-October....

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/31/2008
  • Lawbreaking All Children Matter Continues Support for Towns

    MADISON, Wis. — Former State Rep. Debi Towns continues to receive the backing from an organization that supported her last-minute attempt as she left office in 2006 to help divert tax dollars...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/26/2008
  • Missing’ Egelhoff Extremist Blog Available at OWN’s ‘’

    MILWAUKEE, WI — After media reports revealed former Appleton City Council member Jo Egelhoff had removed the library of blog posts she had written from the “Fox Politics” website she owns, One...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/26/2008
  • Gard 2006 Bid Benefited From Cabinet Visit As Part of ‘Unprecedented’ Misuse of Federal Agencies

    John Gard is digging in his heels to defend the corrupt misdeeds of the Bush White House, Karl Rove and Tom Delay.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/26/2008
  • OWN Statements on Van Hollen Partisan Lawsuit Dismissal

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements after a judge today dismissed Attorney General JB Van Hollen’s partisan lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin. “Today’s...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/22/2008
  • Will Conservative Ads Also Target Ripp’s Support for Healthy Wisconsin?

    Two conservative groups trashing Democrat Trish O’Neil with an onslaught of inaccurate and racist ads have curiously ignored her Republican opponent, who told a video interviewer the plan was “great.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/21/2008
  • RPW Solicits Volunteers for Potential Voter Intimidation

    This appears to be a roadmap for the RPW’s possible election day voter intimidation strategy. Voter intimidation is a felony and can be punishable with a fine of $10,000.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/14/2008
  • Nearly 3,000 Petitions Call for Van Hollen to Investigate Suspicious McCain/RPW Mailings

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly 3,000 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling on Republican Attorney General and John McCain for President state co-chair JB Van Hollen to investigate suspicious absentee ballot mailings coming from...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2008
  • Big Business Anti-Sick Days Mouthpiece Racked Up Over 150 Taxpayer-Funded Sick Days

    MILWAUKEE — The paid business lobbyist who has served as the most vocal special interest opponent to allowing more than 120,000 hard-working Milwaukee citizens to earn modest paid sick leave benefits, accumulated...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2008
  • Why Did Van Hollen Stay Off Predatory Lender Lawsuit?

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen refused to join a civil lawsuit along with 11 other states against one of the nation’s largest predatory lenders, which just netted a...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2008
  • OWN Files Ethics Complaint Against WMC Over Failure to Disclose Lobbying Activity

    One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the GAB against Wisconsin WMC and its seven-member lobbying team for failure to report lobbying activities.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/29/2008