Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said he would look at Schimel’s effort to update the laws “without prejudging, but just seeing how these folks have operated I think something that involves the Legislature and the governor at this point, people should have huge skepticism, given what they tried […] [Wisconsin State Journal]
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross was featured on WKOW's Capitol City Sunday to talk wiith Greg Neumann about Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel. [WKOW-TV]
The support of State Attorney General Brad Schimel for State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk's anti-science jihad raises troubling questions.
One Wisconsin Now said after Attorney General Brad Schimel hired a new chief of staff, they asked his office for the resume of the new chief, along with the resumes of the other applicants. [Badger Herald]
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.
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]
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 using social media to solicit contributions for family expenses. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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.
A new ad from One Wisconsin Now is targeting voters who care about issues like reproductive rights, student loan debt, marriage equality, and worker rights.
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 in a lie, and he seems to be having trouble deciding who to admit he is lying to,” Dye said. [Capital Times]
A recently unearthed document from anti-abortion activists reveals Brad Schimel endorses their agenda to criminalize abortion, even in cases of rape or incest and potentially jail doctors for providing abortions.
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 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]
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]
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 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]
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 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.
“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]
One Wisconsin Now praised Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ’s plan to use the Attorney General’s office to crackdown on unscrupulous for-profit colleges.
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.
Armed Services Veteran, UW Student Tells Gov. Walker Voter ID Law Will Not Keep Students From Polls in November
The following are the statements of U.S. Army veteran and UW-Waukesha student Saul Newton delivered at a community event on the recent 7th Circuit Court decision lifting an injunction on the enforcement of a photo ID requirement.
The GOP officials who attacked Jefferson Co. DA Susan Happ on behalf of Brad Schimel have a long record of voting against women’s equality.
Supporters of private school vouchers from across the country are dropping big donations on Wisconsin politicians in recent months, including over $113,000 to Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
Gov. Walker is visiting a branch of ITT Tech which operates 145 campuses in 35 states and is one of four for-profit colleges under investigation by multiple attorneys general across the country.
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 and made public in June, “shocking and disappointing.” Schimel’s remarks were also blasted by the three Democrats vying in the Aug. 12 primary for […] [Isthmus]
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.
DA Schimel seems to think he’s there to serve the interest of donors — and he’s come flat out and said it. The essence of representative government is people buying and selling legislation? [WITI-TV]
Does Republican candidate for the job of top cop in the state, Brad Schimel, view the buying and selling of influence, not protecting the rights of the people of Wisconsin as the “essence of representative democracy”?
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 released Wednesday shows. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel’s remarks indicate he believes lawmakers can […] [Associated Press]
“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 essence of representative government?” Schimel, a Republican running for attorney general, went on to say politicians should not solicit donations “in exchange for […] [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
One Wisconsin Now Calls For Investigation of Rep. Kleefisch’s Attempt to Slash Child Support Payments For Major Campaign Contributor
One Wisconsin Now today requested Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel open an investigation to determine if Kleefisch broke any laws with his actions.
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now sent a letter to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel asking him to investigate the drafting of the special-interest bill, saying “this affair reeks of impropriety.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Paid private school voucher advocate Jessie Rodriguez is the beneficiary of a windfall of over $45,600 in spending by a special interest group.
There is no better example of Van Hollen’s partisan fealty than his attacks on voter rights to serve the Republican partisan political agenda.
The Republicans don't like what the people of Wisconsin did at the ballot box in November 2012, so they are going to try and keep certain people from being able to vote in the next election.
With Robin Vos and ALEC leading the charge, it’s easy to see why corruption doesn’t bother those in charge.
NRA Endorsed, Funded Attorney General Van Hollen Dismissive of Tougher Gun Laws in Wake of Latest Mass Shooting Tragedy
MADISON, Wis. — The shooter that killed 20 children and 6 adult teachers and school administrators in Newton, Connecticut last week used an assault rifle, equipped to fire 30 round magazines, that is available over the counter at chain retail outlets nationwide. In the face of national momentum to strengthen gun regulations to protect public […]
Walker Meets GOP 2016 Presidential Primary Litmus Test with Health Exchange Decision, Fails Wisconsin
Scott Walker decided that his chances for higher office in the tea party-controlled Republican Party are more important than doing his job.
MADISON, Wis. — Continuing a pattern of using his state office to attempt to disenfranchise legal voters, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has filed a formal request for the state Supreme Court to overturn lower courts rulings that the state voter ID law is unconstitutional. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said the […]
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements upon news Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen would petition the state Supreme Court to overturn, in advance of the November elections, Circuit Court rulings that the state’s anti-democratic voter identification bill is unconstitutional. “JB Van Hollen has spent years, and […]
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will ask the state Supreme Court to bypass lower courts and consider his appeal to decisions blocking the state’s voter identification law. One Wisconsin NOW spokesman Mike Browne said in a statement that Van Hollen was “using his taxpayer financed office to convince the partisan, conservative Supreme Court majority […] [WTMJ]
One Wisconsin Now Calls on Racine County Sheriff and District Attorney to Release Results of Senate Recall Election “Investigation”
MADISON, Wis. — With a recount confirming and the Government Accountability Board certifying the results of the June 5th election for the 21st Senate District, One Wisconsin Now Executive director Scot Ross called on the Racine County Sheriff and District Attorney to make public the results of an investigation of the conduct of the election. […]
Rep. Robin Vos announced he is withdrawing from a voter ID lawsuit amidst a growing ethics scandal about how legal work being done on his behalf was being paid.
The recall is over and the grills have cooled from the “Brat Summit,” so the question for Democrats is now, “Who’s next? Scot Ross, head of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, has been saying for years that Republicans have done a better job recently of getting post-Baby Boomers elected. He points to U.S. […] [Wisconsin State Journal]
MADISON, Wis. — Citing the age-old adage that actions speak louder than words, One Wisconsin Now is calling on Gov. Scott Walker to take concrete actions to heal the rift in Wisconsin brought on by his “divide and conquer” agenda. One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne commented, “Time and again Gov. Walker has told […]
Gov. Scott Walker and his allies have enacted new laws to keep people from voting and it's long past time their undemocratic scheme is called out for the voter suppression scheme it is.
A curious pattern has emerged in Wisconsin. Most politicians favor concealed carry of weapons – so long as it’s not allowed in the building where they work. The irony of the situation is that the law made an exception for law enforcement offices – like those of the Department of Justice agents who work for […] [Inside Milwaukee]
It started with JB Van Hollen’s epic cave in the face of pressure from the gun manufacturing lobby attacking plan to require actual training in order to get a concealed carry permit. But always the wily veterans, Scott and Jeff Fitzgerald took the hypocrisy to a new level this week, telling reporters that not […]
From Behind Office With Locked Elevator, Guard at Front Desk, Van Hollen Calls for Concealed Carry in State Capitol
Attorney General JB Van Hollen, under fire from the nation’s largest gun manufacturing lobby, has announced his support for allowing concealed guns to be carried in the State Capitol.