Assembly Speaker Packs New Education Task Force With School Privatization Lackeys
A newly created “task force on urban education” features members who have benefitted from campaign contributions and heavy spending by pro-private school voucher special interests.
One Wisconsin Now, 08/05/2015
GOP Legislature Starts 2015 Payoff to School Privatization Industry
Wisconsin legislative Republicans are promising legislation to regulate the private school voucher program that is slated to rake in over $212 million from state taxpayers in the current school year.
One Wisconsin Now, 01/07/2015
Records Reveal Private School Voucher Industry Lobbyist Wrote Latest Republican Bill Proposing to “Regulate” Voucher Industry
Legislation claiming to impose new accountability requirements on schools participating in the private school voucher program was written by the lobbyist for the school privatization industry.
One Wisconsin Now, 02/14/2014
Newly Minted State Representative Who Filed Bankruptcy Over Unpaid Medical Bills Casts Her First Vote to Strip Health Care From 83,000 Poorest Wisconsinites
On her first official day as a State Representative, Jessie Rodriguez cast her vote to strip eligibility for health insurance from an estimated 83,000 Wisconsinites at or below the federal poverty line, currently $11,490 for a single individual.
One Wisconsin Now, 12/04/2013
Opportunity to Help Student Loan Borrowers Knocks for Assembly Representatives-Elect
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross today called on State Representatives-elect Jessie Rodriguez and Bob Kulp to join 54 soon to be colleagues and publicly support the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act.
One Wisconsin Now, 11/22/2013
Special Interest Shenanigans in 21st Assembly District
We know from news reports and court documents that Jessie Rodriguez's boss and the head of groups that have spent big money trying to get her elected were given special access to redistricting maps before they were made public.
One Wisconsin Now, 11/15/2013
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.