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  • The Wisconsin Race For Governor

    Scot Ross joined Joy Reid to discuss Wisconsin's 2018 gubernatorial race where public education advocate Tony Evers faces Scott Walker.

    MSNBC, 09/09/2018
  • Paul Ryan Steps Down As House Speaker Before Midterms

    Paul Ryan is stepping down as Speaker of the House just months before the midterm elections, amid controversies rocking the Republican party.

    MSNBC, 04/11/2018
  • NRA’s Top Dog Paul Ryan

    A Wisconsin political activist ripped into Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Saturday morning for holding a private town hall that did not include his own constituents.

    MSNBC, 04/07/2018
  • Wisconsin Polls: Democrat Wins Special Election

    A Wisconsin special election saw a Democrat win a district that had been Republican for almost 20 years. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.

    MSNBC, 01/21/2018
  • Broke, Busted, And Disgusted

    This pro-education documentary film examining the true costs of college aired on CNBC in September 2017. It features research from One Wisconsin.

    CNBC, 09/02/2017
  • Democrats Run to Unseat Paul Ryan

    Joy Reid discusses Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's opponents with Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now and others on the panel.

    MSNBC, 06/25/2017
  • Free Speech Bill a Ploy for ‘bigger Republican Footprint’?

    Wisconsin Republicans push college free speech bill that would punish hecklers. But a critic says the bill actually suppresses free speech.

    Fox News, 06/12/2017
  • Free Speech and Racism on College Campuses

    Savion Castro, a UW student and One Wisconsin Now research associate, talks with HBO's VICE News Tonight about free speech and racism on college campuses.

    HBO, 05/25/2017
  • Health Care Failure Leads to Republican Infighting

    One Wisconsin Now joined a panel to discuss how the failure of the GOP health care bill potentially led to a political blow-up between factions of the party.

    MSNBC, 03/26/2017
  • President Trump Plugs Fox Show Hours Before Host Calls On Paul Ryan to Resign

    One Wisconsin Now's Scot Ross joined AM Joy's panel to discuss Donald Trump, Twitter, and a Fox News host calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to step down.

    MSNBC, 03/26/2017
  • Race Tightens in Home Stretch

    Many experts are already projecting that Hillary Clinton will win. But are there battleground states that could shift the map in Donald Trump’s favor?

    MSNBC, 11/05/2016
  • Voters Face Election Day Hurdles

    Executive Director for One Wisconsin Now, Scot Ross, discusses the hurdles voters are facing this campaign season.

    MSNBC, 04/09/2016
  • How Big Money Is Transforming Wisconsin Politics

    All eyes are on Wisconsin as its big primary approaches. MSNBC's Joy Reid reports, with perspective from One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross.

    MSNBC, 04/03/2016
  • Wisconsin Voter ID Law Challenged

    The Wisconsin primary will be the first big test of the state's controversial voter ID law. Scot Ross, Executive Director of Wisconsin Now, joins Al Sharpton to discuss.

    MSNBC, 04/03/2016
  • 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
  • WEDC: Four Years of Failure

    Time has proven WEDC to be an abject failure at job creation, and, some argue, a symbol of the cronyism, corruption, and incompetence of the Scott Walker administration.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 07/24/2015
  • Wisconsin’s Great Cost Shift

    Declining financial support for higher education has shifted costs onto consumers, increased student loan debt and decreased the affordability of higher ed.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/11/2015
  • Does America Want What Scott Walker Is Selling? Part II

    John Simons of the International Business Times, Forbes contributor Carrie Sheffield, and One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross discuss Walker's positions on economic issues.

    MSNBC, 03/15/2015
  • Does America Want What Scott Walker Is Selling? Part I

    John Simons of the International Business Times, Forbes contributor Carrie Sheffield, and One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross discuss Walker's positions on economic issues.

    MSNBC, 03/15/2015
  • Labor, Racial Justice Activists Find Common Ground in Wisconsin

    The death of Tony Robinson has sparked an outpouring of support and outrage from Wisconsin residents who have joined the cause. High school student Kaylahn Jones and Scot Ross join Melissa Harris-Perry.

    MSNBC, 03/15/2015
  • I Am A Student Loan Voter

    We need to get serious about real, common sense reforms to student loan debt before the crisis becomes a full-blown economic catastrophe.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 03/12/2015
  • 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
  • Behold the Group Dogging Scott Walker’s Every Move

    Between the state capitol and the University... a half dozen people work long days to do everything they can to make sure Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is never elected president.

    Bloomberg, 02/11/2015
  • The War for Wisconsin Heats Up

    Bill Clinton joins the fray in the tight race for governor in Wisconsin, as incumbent Scott Walker and contender Mary Burke face off. NBC’s Chris Todd and Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now Scot Ross explain why the stakes are high.

    MSNBC, 10/24/2014
  • Wisconsin Group Wants to Turn Student Borrowers Into Activists

    Through the recession, college tuition skyrocketed at public universities to make up for flagging state funding. Some students who borrowed to keep up with rising costs face crushing debt repayments.

    PBS, 08/26/2014
  • Scott Walker Accused of Illegal Fundraising

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said there is one simple question Gov. Walker must answer as his 2014 and beyond campaigns heats up: "Are you still doing it?"

    MSNBC, 06/20/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now on Al Jazeera to Talk Voter Suppression

    Mike Browne, Deputy Director of One Wisconsin Now and the Institute sat down with Al Jazeera to discuss Gov. Scott Walker’s and the GOP’s attacks on the right to vote in Wisconsin.

    Al Jazeera, 04/10/2014
  • Big Money Donors Prepare to Open Wallets

    Joy Reid and One Wisconsin Now's Scot Ross look at how the Supreme Court obliterated post-Watergate campaign finance protections against "big money" trying to buy American elections.

    MSNBC, 04/03/2014
  • This Week in Voter Suppression: Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in a close race with his Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Yet his primary concern seems to be on voter ID requirements in the state. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss why.

    MSNBC, 03/15/2014
  • The War on Voting Rights in Wisconsin

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, joins The Reid Report to discuss efforts in Wisconsin by Republicans to put a stop to early voting.

    MSNBC, 03/11/2014
  • One Wisconsin Contributor Talks Student Debt to Huffington Post

    A Wisconsin student calls for action on the higher ed debt crisis. HuffPost Live goes on campus to speak with two students fighting for change.

    Huffington Post, 01/28/2014
  • Will Scott Walker Run in 2016?

    Governor Walker has access to an ungodly amount of money. His campaign co-chair runs the $500 million right wing funding Bradley foundation. His largest donor is the wealthiest woman in Wisconsin.

    MSNBC, 11/24/2013
  • S Is for Shill

    This report exposes the web of right-wing funders advancing a radical school privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups, with special focus on the Bradley Foundation, headed by Scott Walker's campaign co-chair Michael Grebe.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/13/2013
  • Wisconsin and an Early Attack on Early Voting

    Melissa Harris-Perry talks to Mike Browne, the Deputy Director of One Wisconsin Now, about one state assembly representative’s attempt to prevent workers who are unable to cast a vote during normal workday hours from voting.

    MSNBC, 09/24/2013
  • The Struggle for Voting Rights Is Still Real

    Scot Ross, Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, and Judith Browne Dianis join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the continued need for the fight for voting rights, especially after seeing legislation pass.

    MSNBC, 08/25/2013
  • The Impact of Student Loan Debt on the National Economy

    Our research shows how the vicious cycle of student loan debt is a danger to the finances of students & their families and to our national economy.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 06/20/2013
  • Congrats Class of 2013, It’s Kind of a Mess Out There

    It’s graduation time. While that’s supposed to be a joyous time for grads and their families the plain truth is that college grads are coming into a world of uncertainty: debt, lack of jobs, the prospect of no social security. Scot Ross joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel.

    MSNBC, 05/19/2013
  • Fast Food Workers in 5 Cities Stage High Profile Strikes

    Fast food workers in Milwaukee went on strike this week demanding a doubling of the minimum wage. How successful will their efforts be as they join a growing movement for better pay? Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now Scot Ross joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel.

    MSNBC, 05/19/2013
  • Protecting the Right to Vote in Wisconsin

    Voting is not only our right; it is our duty. It is how we have a say in the direction of our community, our state and our country. Voting is the one time everyone is equal. Young or old, rich or poor, on Election Day everyone gets the same say.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/12/2013
  • Student Loan Debt Sucker Punch

    My name is Scot Ross and I'm a student loan debtor. I know the regret of economic opportunity lost to a loan payment.

    The Progressive, 04/01/2013
  • Foundation Behind ‘Voter Fraud’ Billboards Exposed

    Thanks to reporting done by The Grio's Joy Reid and the advocacy organization One Wisconsin Now, Melissa Harris-Perry is able to name names for 'This Week In Voter Suppression” in exposing the foundation behind billboards that splashed false information on voter fraud.

    MSNBC, 11/03/2012
  • Little Known Wisconsin Foundation Behind ‘voter Fraud’ Billboards

    When Scot Ross heard about more than a dozen billboards going up in largely minority neighborhoods around Cleveland, Ohio, bearing ominous images of the legal penalties for voter fraud, the story had a familiar ring.

    theGrio, 10/28/2012
  • Dark Money Fueled by Little-Known Organizations

    Scot Ross of "One Wisconsin Now" joins Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests to dig into the details on the Bradley Foundation, what is called the "big granddaddy of political money that no one knows about."

    MSNBC, 10/27/2012
  • The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Wisconsin’s Economy

    Our research confirms the detrimental economic impact of student loan debt, finding it negatively affects new car purchasing and home ownership.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/27/2012
  • Scott Walker’s Billionaires Club

    An unprecedented cross-country cash grab, driven by donations from wealthy, right-wing ideologues and special interests, turbocharged with a campaign finance loophole allowed Gov. Scott Walker to raise donations in unlimited amounts to fund expenses related to “recall defense.”

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/24/2012
  • D Is for Dismantle

    There is a long-held belief among many conservatives that public schools are simply not an appropriate role of government and should be privatized through the use of vouchers. One of the staunchest supporters of this extreme view is Gov. Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/20/2011
  • Herman Cain’s Koch Connection

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Koch brothers backing of Herman Cain, whose candidacy is oddly successful for someone without a fully formed campaign operation.

    MSNBC, 10/24/2011
  • Wisconsin Progressives Push Forward to Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 Recall

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross joins Ed Schultz to discuss the 2012 recall effort against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

    MSNBC, 08/10/2011