Attorney General Tag Archive


  • Brad Schimel Tackles Open Government in Wake of Controversy

    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...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/27/2015
  • Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now Featured on Capitol City Sunday

    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, 04/12/2015
  • State Attorney General Brad Schimel Votes to Impose Climate Change Gag Order on State Employee

    The support of State Attorney General Brad Schimel for State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk's anti-science jihad raises troubling questions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/08/2015
  • Advocates Looking for Shorter Wait for Open Records Requests

    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, 03/17/2015
  • Does Attorney General Brad Schimel Believe He’s Above the Law?

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/16/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Seeks AG Opinion on Supervisor’s Fundraising

    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, 01/10/2015
  • Group Seeks Attorney General Opinion on Deanna Alexander’s Fundraising

    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...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/10/2015
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/09/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Says, “You Gotta Vote!”

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/29/2014
  • 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
  • Exposed: Unearthed Document Shows Brad Schimel’s Radical Extremism on Reproductive Health Issues

    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.

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • One Wisconsin Now Praises Susan Happ Call for Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 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
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/16/2014
  • Schimel Attacks Against Happ Come From Electeds With Long Anti-Women’s Equality Record

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/10/2014
  • They’re Back: Wealthy Private School Voucher Boosters Fill GOP Politicians’ Campaign Coffers

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/18/2014
  • Gov. Walker Conducts Photo-Op at For-Profit College Chain Under Investigation by Attorneys General

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/28/2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turning a Blind Eye to Political Corruption?

    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, 06/15/2014
  • Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel’s Dystopian Democracy

    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”?

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/12/2014
  • 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
  • Investigate Kleefisch

    Share our concern for honest and open state government and investigate Joel Kleefisch!

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/18/2014
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/14/2014
  • Lawmaker Withdraws Child Support Bill Aimed at Helping GOP Donor

    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, 01/14/2014
  • GOP Fatcats Pick A Side in State Assembly Race

    Paid private school voucher advocate Jessie Rodriguez is the beneficiary of a windfall of over $45,600 in spending by a special interest group.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/21/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Van Hollen Announcement

    There is no better example of Van Hollen’s partisan fealty than his attacks on voter rights to serve the Republican partisan political agenda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/07/2013
  • Latest GOP Anti-Voter Scheme: Less Voting, Less Transparency

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/28/2013
  • Vossa the Hutt

    With Robin Vos and ALEC leading the charge, it’s easy to see why corruption doesn’t bother those in charge.

    Frances Black, 06/24/2013
  • 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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/18/2012
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/15/2012
  • Is Voter ID Van Hollen’s October Surprise?

    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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/22/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Van Hollen Attack on Voting Rights

    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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/20/2012
  • Van Hollen Wants Supreme Court to Take ID Case

    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...

    WTMJ, 08/20/2012
  • 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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/12/2012
  • Under Pressure, Vos Pulls Out

    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.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/21/2012
  • On the Capitol: Democrats Seek Fresh Faces for Statewide Races

    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...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/15/2012
  • Beer and Brats: Is Gov. Walker Just Feeding Wisconsin Another Line?

    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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/11/2012
  • Latest GOP Deception Highlights Failure to Prove Need for Voter Suppression Laws

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/04/2011