Budget Tag Archive


  • Republican-Controlled State Budget Committee Poised to Blow Hole in Budget, Sink Hopes for Reforms

    Stripping proposals from Tony Evers' budget plan does more harm than just blowing an estimated $1.4 billion hole in the budget.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/08/2019
  • Gov. Walker’s Budget Plan for Fewer Protections for Students From Predatory For-Profit College Industry Up for Joint Finance Consideration

    That Gov. Walker would propose gutting state oversight of the predatory practices all too common in this industry suggests he either doesn’t understand the problem or just doesn’t care.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/16/2015
  • Third Time Not a Charm As Nonpartisan Analysis Finds Gov. Walker Breaks Campaign Pledge to Keep Policy Out of State Budget, Again

    Gov. Scott Walker has produced a third straight state budget larded with policy which has no fiscal impact, despite as a candidate vowing to halt the practice.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/07/2015
  • Arena Plan Prompts Different Reactions From Area Groups

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal group, said his organization had "serious questions about the priorities of Gov. Walker."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/20/2015
  • Scott Walker Budget Would Remove Oversight of For-profit Colleges

    "The for-profit college industry has engaged in the kinds of tactics and activities that should earn them more, not less, scrutiny," said Analiese Eicher, program director for the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 02/16/2015
  • Gov. Walker Explanations of ‘Drafting Error’ Laughable, Impact of Proposed Budget Cuts to University System and Unlimited Tuition Increases No Joke

    While Gov. Walker attempts to explain away either an intentional attack on the Wisconsin Idea, he is standing by egregious cuts that will hurt current and prospective UW students and explode student loan debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/05/2015
  • Gov. Walker Sticks Middle Class, Schools and Students With Tab for His Fiscal Mismanagement

    Walker’s higher education budget is a recipe for more even more student loan debt for a nation that already has 40 million Americans who worked hard for their education or job training.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/03/2015
  • Take It to the Bank: Gov. Walker’s Budget Plan Will Explode Student Loan Debt In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recently-unveiled higher education budget plans will only exacerbate the burgeoning student loan debt crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2015
  • 2015 Wisconsin State Budget Preview: $70 Billion-Plus Scott Walker 2016 Campaign Ad

    Based on the comments and actions of the yet-to-be-inaugurated for a new term Wisconsin Governor, the two-year $70 billion plus taxing and spending plan will serve as a glorified 2016 campaign ad.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/21/2014
  • Worst. Anniversary. Ever.

    It is past time for all of our leaders to lead on addressing student loan debt. They have over one trillion reasons to do so.

    Jenni Dye, 04/24/2014
  • State of the State: Missed Opportunity

    If we don't act we risk higher education at a university or job training at a technical college become nothing more than a multi-decade debt sentence instead of the path to the middle class.

    Scot Ross, 01/24/2014
  • Walker Slashes BadgerCare

    Walker's proposal will have detrimental impacts for Wisconsin's children, pregnant women, families, and for individuals. At what cost will Walker continue to take away help from those in need?

    Cara Josephson, 06/26/2013
  • 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
  • School Choice Will Destroy Wisconsin Education

    A well-rounded education is not a business, it's a right. Let’s keep government funding in Wisconsin’s public school system.

    Emily Ashlin, 06/23/2013
  • See How the Bradley Foundation Influences the Right-Wing Infrastructure

    From Michael Grebe and Scott Walker to Paul Ryan and the Tea Party, see how the Bradley Foundation funds the right wing infrastructure.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/10/2013
  • Turning Back the Clock on Voter Rights

    The desire to return to the “way things were” can be a sweet sentiment. What can be wrong with a return to better, simpler times? Nostalgia in politics normally means longing for...

    Frances Black, 06/03/2013
  • Budget Cuts Inhibit the Right to Choose

    Today, choice is a popular buzzword in the debate over women’s health. Women argue they should be able to choose independently about health… Do I want to have children? Where do I...

    Adelaide Davis, 03/07/2013
  • Scott Walker 2013: Past Is Prologue?

    As Gov. Walker pursues national political ambitions, he is poised to inflict even more of his poisonous agenda on the people of Wisconsin.

    Scot Ross, 01/03/2013
  • Ron Johnson Sure Hopes Math Major Tammy Baldwin Can Understand Math

    Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts,” he said. “Hopefully she'll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.

    Jezebel, 11/08/2012
  • Will Millennials Use Our Power on November 6?

    From skyrocketing student loan debt, to the gender wage-gap, the incentive for the under 30-years-old, or so-called Millennials to vote is there.

    Taylor Larson, 10/31/2012
  • Anti-public School Props Pays Off for Gudex Campaign

    Spending more state taxpayer dollars on private school vouchers in Milwaukee while hitting K-12 public schools with record budget cuts isn’t paying off for public school children. But, according to One Wisconsin...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/12/2012
  • OWN Sunday Breakfast Hash: “Worst. Sequel. Ever.”

    With few exceptions, sequels always pale when compared with the original. There are usually more car chases, faster edits and the awkward repackaging of the same jokes from the original. So as...

    Meena Zia, 08/02/2012
  • Walker Remains Relentless in His “War on Women”

    Gov. Scott Walker announced his refusal to implement any provisions of Obama's Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin, putting women's health at risk yet again

    Taylor Larson, 07/11/2012
  • Rep. Vos Entangled in yet Another Ethics Scandal

    Via the Cap Times: Rep. Robin Vos is fast developing a reputation as the most scandal-plagued member of the Legislature.

    Taylor Larson, 06/25/2012
  • Tuition Increase Will Place a Heavy Burden on Wisconsin Families

    A consequence of Walker's millions in state funding cuts, the UW Board of Regents recently approved a 5.5% hike in tuition rates for UW-System schools.

    Taylor Larson, 06/11/2012
  • What Would You Do With $27,000?

    Today, student loan debt in the U.S. is estimated to hit the $1 TRILLION mark – far surpassing auto-loan and credit card debt.  It’s a huge drag on our economy that not...

    Taylor Larson, 04/24/2012
  • Why Are Republicans Gutting MATC Board? Power, Money, Control – Take Your Pick

    Why do Wisconsin’s legislative Republicans and Governor Walker do what they do?  Looking at their track record it is clear that they’re motivated by campaign cash and political power. If legislation privatizes...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/29/2012
  • Ron Johnson Threatened More One-man Gridlock in Senate

    Johnson has accomplished nothing, voted against everything... and single-handedly brought the Senate to a halt last summer.

    Uppity Wisconsin, 01/28/2012
  • Let’s #OccupyWalker

    Scott Walker and Wall Street share a common agenda: destroy the middle class while protecting the interests of big corporations and the rich. But we’re fighting back. On Monday November 14, One...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/10/2011
  • Wisconsin Schools Reported Huge Losses in the Aftermath of Walker, GOP Budget

    This map shows Wisconsin school districts that reported a net loss of teachers in the aftermath of the new state budget, according to results of a new study. [MJS]

    Cody Oliphant, 11/09/2011
  • One Wis. Now Supporters Back to Skies Against Walker at Badger Game

    With University of Wisconsin Badgers’ football returning to Camp Randall Saturday after a several week road trip, One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message...

    Scot Ross, 11/03/2011
  • Koch Group Selling Walker Agenda Ahead of Recall

    Koch Industries and its front group Americans for Prosperity spent roughly a million dollars helping to put Scott Walker in the governor’s mansion and another half a million dollars protecting his recalled state...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/25/2011
  • Wisconsin From A-Zia: Walker Cuts to UW System Top $300 Million

    Cuts are happening right and left in the state of Wisconsin, and the UW system is getting hit especially hard. Between 2011-2013 Walker will force the UW system to cut $65.8 million,...

    Meena Zia, 10/18/2011
  • WI From A-Zia: How to Avoid Keeping Campaign Promises, a Lesson From Gov. Scott Walker

      It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any Wisconsinite that Governor Scott Walker has issues fulfilling his campaign promises. One of Scott Walker’s many campaign promises was that he and Lieutenant...

    Meena Zia, 10/17/2011
  • Legislature to Debate Vouchers: A Cornerstone of Walker’s Strategy to Privatize Schools

    A Committee of the WI State Senate will meet Wednesday Oct 5 to discuss a proposal which would prohibit further expansion of school vouchers. The move is a response by a bi-partisan group...

    Heather Allen, 10/04/2011
  • Big Biz Finally ADMITS Use of Extreme Tax-avoidance Techniques

    From the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future “Who Does Not Pay Taxes”: It took awhile, but SC Johnson (SCJ) eventually fessed up to its tax-avoidance schemes. It started when the last issue of...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/27/2011
  • Republican Rep. Ribble Hasn’t Voted in WI Since His Election

    It’s bad enough Republican Reid Ribble doesn’t even live in the district he represents, now we’re finding out he doesn’t even vote. But Rep. Ribble makes it unclear as to whether it’s DC’s...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/26/2011
  • Homegrown’ Tommy! Ad Busted By Fake ‘Teacher’

    Tommy! Thompson. Homegrown. Wisconsin. Whatever Tommy! is going to do in the U.S. Senate race, he’s now launched out some slickly-produced interwebs ad.  It’s chock full of claims, quick edits and the...

    Scot Ross, 09/22/2011
  • FLASHBACK: Darling Couldn’t Name One Job Created in Her District

    The unemployment crisis in our state needs no introduction. The fact that Wisconsin has lost nearly 14,000 jobs over the last two months and unemployment has risen from 7.4% to 7.9% is...

    Brandon Weathersby, 09/21/2011
  • Back to the Failure: Thompson Is Running… Sort Of… Pt.XXV

    Tommy Thompson is back… again. Sort of. That Tommy Thompson filed papers to fundraise for a potential U.S. Sentate run is sure to excite nobody except perhaps those who have for the...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/18/2011
  • Walker First, Wisconsin Second

    Most Wisconsinites remember when Governor Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs and 10,000 businesses during his term in office. Walker issued this promised shortly after being elected last fall and used it...

    Brandon Weathersby, 09/05/2011
  • Scott Walker Didn’t Need an Education…

    Six months after the budget bill protests of 2011 summer is ending and students are finally returning back to school. Students, that is, but not their teachers. The loss of collective bargaining...

    Michael Anderl, 09/01/2011
  • Paul Ryan’s Costly Medicare Proposal, Office Mailing

    It looks like Representative Paul Ryan’s expensive taste in wine extends to his expensive taste in constituent mailings. This time though, it’s on the taxpayer’s dime. Rep. Ryan has recently released a...

    Roshni Nedungadi, 07/13/2011
  • Did Scott Walker Win Votes In Favor of Budget Repair Bill Through Coercion Tactics?

    This morning The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story that raised a very interesting question: Was State Senator Robert Cowles threatened into voting for the Budget Repair Bill?

    Brandon Weathersby, 07/10/2011
  • Walker Closes Public to Budget Signing Ceremony

    With his approval rating tanking after signing a series of extremely anti-middle class policies, Republican Gov. Scott Walker made the obvious decision this year to close off the budget signing ceremony to the public....

    Cody Oliphant, 06/22/2011
  • Will Walker Attend Koch Fest This Weekend?

    Twice a year, the Koch brothers plan a secretive, high profile meeting between the most conservative of political actors and sympathetic non-profit organizations, and wealthy donors willing to further their cause. This...

    Roshni Nedungadi, 06/22/2011
  • Divided They Sit

    While a recall would not be able to change the composition of the Supreme Court, it would help to prevent anything similar to the collective bargaining legislation passing in the Legislature in the future.

    Roshni Nedungadi, 06/16/2011
  • Walker: “Nothing Good Happens After Midnight… The People of Wisconsin Deserve to Know What Their Elected Leaders Are Voting On.”

    “I have two teenagers and I tell them that nothing good happens after midnight. That’s even more true in politics,” [Walker] said in a statement. “The people of Wisconsin deserve to know...

    Anna Landmark, 06/15/2011