Bradley Foundation Tag Archive


  • Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Plans Growth in Face of Democratic Administration

    “It’s a pretty dramatic expansion,” said Mike Browne of One Wisconsin Now — a liberal group that clashes frequently with WILL.

    Capital Times, 03/28/2019
  • Republicans, Touting Conservative Study, Warn Against Medicaid Expansion

    Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now revealed Williams offered to advise former Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/20/2019
  • WMC Putting on Pre-Election Corporate Special Interest Pep Rally for Gov. Scott Walker

    The state’s largest corporate special interest lobbying outfit, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, is hosting a pre-election pep rally for Scott Walker today.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2018
  • Report: Bradley Foundation Has Spent $154 Million on Higher Education Agenda

    Bradley Foundation Underwrites Efforts to Suppress Student Speech on College Campuses, Funds University Professors to Generate Promotional Propaganda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/18/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Database Exposing Bradley Foundation Funding of Right-Wing Propaganda Machine Goes Live Online

    One Wisconsin Now is shining a light on one of the biggest funders of the right-wing propaganda machine, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/04/2018
  • Latest Conference Hosted by Tommy Thompson Center Continues Promoting the Right-Wing Agenda on the Public Dime

    The Tommy Thompson Center is designed to apply a veneer of academic respectability to the right-wing agenda they’re promoting.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Campaign Chair Helped Fund Project Veritas Sleaze

    IRS records show a Milwaukee based fund gave significant financial support to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/30/2017
  • At Least 925,000 Reasons Why Right-Wing Florida Group Produces Campaign-Style Video Promoting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Scott Walker's 2018 Election Bid Kicks Off With Bradley Foundation Once Again Writing Checks to Support His Ambitions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/20/2017
  • Records Expose Right-Wing Agenda of Latest Academic Center on University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus

    Right-wing politicians and academics are using tax dollars and chasing more money from right-wing foundations to promote their ideological agenda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/12/2017
  • University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Threatens Students Free Speech

    The UW Board of Regents is poised to codify as policy the provisions of potentially unconstitutional legislation to restrict free speech on UW campuses.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/04/2017
  • How to Buy a University Department

    Bradley Foundation and Kochs buy a new UW-Madison economics institute.

    Urban Milwaukee, 10/03/2017
  • Follow the Money: A Handy Guide to Some of the Organizations on the School Choice Gravy Train

    One Wisconsin Institute compiled a list of the organizations that have been funded by the far-right Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.

    Diane Ravitch, 09/06/2017
  • ICYMI: Gov. Scott Walker’s Favorite Right-Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Scott Walker’s Favorite Professor

    Noah Williams has received grants worth $340,000 from right-wing mega funders Koch and Bradley Foundations this year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/01/2017
  • UW-Madison’s New CROWE Think Tank Funded by Koch, Bradley

    One Wisconsin Now revealed that in February, 2015, Williams used his UW-Madison email account to offer “economic analysis and advising” to Walker.

    Capital Times, 08/31/2017
  • No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?

    Internal documents leaked and reported on by the media have invited new scrutiny of the activities of the $900 million Bradley Foundation

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/18/2017
  • Walker’s Commission Bankrolled by Bradley Foundation

    When Gov. Scott Walker laid out a plan in his state budget address urging people to take steps to avoid welfare, it mirrored a platform of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/17/2017
  • Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Front Groups of Discredited PR Spin Doctor Richard Berman

    Bradley even has an enemies list. The groups are a mixture of good government groups, media groups, public relations firms, and funding organizations.

    Center for Media and Democracy, 05/09/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now ‘Proud’ to Be the Wisconsin-Focused Group on Bradley Foundation ‘Enemies List’

    We are proud to have made the Bradley Foundation’s enemies list and we have every intention of remaining on it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/05/2017
  • Hacked Records Show Bradley Foundation Taking Its Conservative Wisconsin Model National

    An internal Bradley document compiles... an enemies list, of sorts. Making the list were two Wisconsin groups, One Wisconsin Now and the Center for Media and Democracy.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/05/2017
  • Why Would Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Chair Host Fundraiser for Walker Recall Petition Signer John Humphries? Follow the Money.

    John Humphries pledged his loyalty to Michael Grebe’s agenda to take money from public schools and give it to private voucher schools in exchange for support.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/19/2017
  • Conservative Legal Group Announces States’ Rights Initiative

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the new center and the Bradley Foundation don't represent the state's citizens and their needs.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/11/2016
  • GOP Insider Rick Graber to Lead Bradley Foundation

    "He certainly checks Bradley's biggest boxes," said Scot Ross, head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which closely tracks the foundation.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/24/2016
  • Bradley Foundation Watch

    One Wisconsin Now is using research, communications and rapid response to expose the influence of a major right-wing foundation, the Bradley Foundation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/03/2016
  • Right-Wing Bradley Foundation Spent $108M to Privatize Public Education

    A major new report from One Wisconsin Institute finds that the Bradley Foundation spent more than $108 million to privatize public schools in Wisconsin.

    Diane Ravitch, 01/05/2016
  • Gov. Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair Terms Attack on Public Ed. in Wisconsin an ‘Accomplishment’

    Michael Grebe called draining hundreds of millions in public tax dollars away from public schools for unaccountable private schools an “accomplishment.”

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/18/2015
  • Bradley Foundation’s Radical Education Privatization Campaign Rolls On

    Updated research exposing the right-wing Bradley Foundation’s spending over $108 million in support of education privatization from provides some answers.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/17/2015
  • P Is for Payoff

    The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is among the largest funders of the right-wing propaganda machine in the country. Their influence in Wisconsin cannot be underestimated.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/14/2015
  • Bradley Foundation Primary in Full Swing

    Michael Grebe may have failed to elevate Scott Walker as a contender on the national stage, but he has multiple suitors who’d like to have his support.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/10/2015
  • Bradley Foundation Head Michael Grebe to Retire

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Bradley Foundation CEO Michael Grebe will be stepping down from his post no later than June 30, 2016.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2015
  • Michael Grebe to Retire As CEO of Bradley Foundation

    Michael Grebe took the $800 million-plus he controlled as head of the Bradley Foundation and integrated it into the fabric of state and national GOP politics.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/22/2015
  • Muslim Advocate: Scott Walker Is ‘enabling ISIS’ With ‘radical Islam’ Rhetoric

    One Wisconsin Now suggested Walker's message was driven by the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, whose president is Walker's presidential campaign chairman.

    Capital Times, 08/29/2015
  • Walker Taps Chair of $830 Million Right-Wing Bradley Foundation to Head Presidential Campaign

    The Bradley Foundation, with over $830 million in assets, its largesse insulates Walker from criticism by the vast network of leading right-wing influence peddlers that Bradley finances.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/10/2015
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Panders on Pet Project of Wisconsin Money Badger Michael Grebe

    Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/19/2015
  • Bradley Foundation Plays Key Role in Setting Stage for Scott Walker Presidential Run

    "The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right," said Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 06/13/2015
  • Before Walker Run, a Conservative Foundation Set the Stage

    The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right.

    Associated Press, 06/12/2015
  • The Foundations of Scott Walker’s Agenda: Bradley and Koch

    On issues like public education and the environment the foundations of Scott Walker’s agenda are not us. Instead he’s is shilling for right-wing billionaires and their foundations to advance his own political ambitions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/15/2015
  • Twenty-Five Years of School Privatization, Twenty-Five Years of Failure

    On its silver anniversary, the Wisconsin school privatization experiment is the gold standard for failure and lack of accountability. But that won’t stop its champions like the Bradley-funded propaganda machine.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/28/2015
  • Diving Into The Dark Money Of Scott Walker’s Bradley Foundation Donors

    The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is not simply a conservative, public interest law firm. It is a virtual extension of the political apparatus surrounding Gov. Scott Walker.

    Crooks & Liars, 04/15/2015
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Fight Against Labor

    Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests examine union and pension battles for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker and Chris Christie.

    MSNBC, 02/28/2015
  • State Senate Approves Right-to-work Bill

    The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now said speakers representing seven conservative groups got $3 million in funding from the Bradley Foundation.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/26/2015
  • GOP-Controlled Committee Puts Special Interests Funded by Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair at Front of the Line While Shutting Out Wisconsin Families

    Groups receiving funding from the Bradley Foundation were at the head of the line at yesterday’s public hearing on a right-to-work law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/25/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Senate Passage of ‘Wrong for Wisconsin’ Right-to-Work Bill

    Seventeen Republican Senators listened to powerful special interests like the Bradley Foundation run by Gov. Walker's campaign co-chair and voted against Wisconsin families.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/25/2015
  • Unions, Liberal Groups Suggest ALEC Connection to Wis. Right-to-work Bill

    While union leaders focused their criticisms on ALEC, the liberal group One Wisconsin Now tied the right-to-work push to the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.

    Capital Times, 02/24/2015
  • Following the Money Behind ‘right-to-work’

    The watchdog group One Wisconsin Now released research on the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair.

    Wisconsin Gazette, 02/24/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Research Reveals Gov. Walker Campaign Co-Chair As Major Financier of Propaganda Campaign Paving Way for Wrong For Wisconsin Right to Work Law

    Once again we see Michael Grebe and his Bradley Foundation paving the way for Gov. Walker’s right-wing, Tea Party agenda with a massive propaganda campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/23/2015
  • State Senate Republicans Make a Bad Idea Even Worse

    The efforts of both Assembly and Senate Republicans fall woefully short of protecting our children and tax dollars, instead putting ideology and political payback before helping our schools be the best that they can be.

    Scot Ross, 01/23/2015
  • Testimony in Opposition to 2015 Assembly Bill 1

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony to members of Assembly Education Committee, in opposition to Assembly Bill 1.

    Scot Ross, 01/14/2015
  • Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1, being heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

    Scot Ross, 01/08/2015