Meet the Majority Tag Archive

  • ‘Medical Emergency’ Exception in Wisconsin’s 20-week Abortion Ban Leaves Room for Confusion

    "It is offensive and dangerous that politicians are putting their judgment ahead of doctors' medical training and families' beliefs when lives are at stake."

    Capital Times, 06/04/2015
  • Do State Legislature’s Republicans Think They Are More Qualified to Make Health Care Decisions Than Wisconsin Women, Their Doctors and Their Families?

    Does being a state legislator qualify you to make potentially life or death medical decisions and dictate medical procedures for the women of Wisconsin?

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/01/2015
  • A Move To Eliminate Teacher Standards in Wisconsin

    The Republicans want to take the skilled, licensed, qualified teachers out of the classroom and replace them with whoever walks down the street, basically, and turns in a resume.

    Public News Service, 06/01/2015
  • Women’s Health Expert Says New GOP Abortion Ban Could Force Women to Undergo Cesarean Sections

    This bill puts politicians, not doctors, where they have no business — making life and death decisions for the women of Wisconsin. This proposal is so extreme and invasive that it includes a provision for government mandated c-section.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/29/2015
  • Gudex Needs to Get Serious About WEDC’s Continuing Cronyism, Corruption, Incompetence

    Sen. Rick Gudex's chief of staff called requests for an investigation of the latest instance of WEDC cronyism, corruption and incompetence a “knee-jerk reaction.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/20/2015
  • Pro-Voucher Donors Get Their Way

    It’s pretty clear what’s happening here. The voucher industry has spent lavishly to install compliant politicians in positions of power. And they’re paying their back their political cronies.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/20/2015
  • Wisconsin Republicans’ Education Bill Tinkers With Funding, Policy, Vouchers and More

    Legislative Republicans are literally proposing to launder money for private voucher schools through our public schools with their latest scheme,.

    Capital Times, 05/20/2015
  • Republican School Funding Scheme Launders Money for Unaccountable Private Voucher Schools

    A new Republican scheme to funnel money to the unaccountable private school voucher program appears to be taking shape, and it looks a lot like money laundering.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/19/2015
  • Scott Walker to Unaccountable Private Voucher Schools: ‘Let the Good Times Roll’

    Back home in Wisconsin it’s “let the good times roll” for the unaccountable voucher program as Republican politicians consider Walker’s scheme for further statewide expansion.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/18/2015
  • State Budget Committee Republicans Reject Common Sense Student Loan Debt Refinancing Plan

    Republicans on the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance today rejected a common sense state-based plan to allow borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/12/2015
  • Well-Compensated Career Politician Sen. Steve Nass Thinks It’s His Job to Cut Your Pay

    In an interview late last week with a right-wing radio show host, Sen. Steve Nass declared he’s just “doing my job” by pushing legislation to cut Wisconsin worker pay.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/04/2015
  • Stop the School Privatization Scheme

    Support public school teachers and students. Sign the petition demanding an end to the failed school privatization experiment.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/02/2015
  • Longtime Legislator Fast-Tracking Pay Cut for Thousands of Middle Class Wisconsin Workers

    The last thing Wisconsin workers and their families need right now is a pay cut. But that's just what career politician Steve Nass, who's been paid over $1 million in salary by taxpayers, wants to do.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/01/2015
  • Wisconsin School Voucher Expansion Remains Possible While Accountability Bill Flounders

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, called the program "the gold standard for failure and lack of accountability."

    Capital Times, 04/29/2015
  • Testimony Against Elimination of the Educational Approval Board

    One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher offered the following testimony on provisions of Assembly Bill 163 related to the elimination of the Educational Approval Board.

    Analiese Eicher, 04/28/2015
  • 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
  • Assembly Speaker Vos Goes Soft on Accountability for Taxpayer Funded Private Voucher Schools

    Speaker Robin Vos is rescinding his promise Assembly Republicans would pass an accountability bill to protect taxpayers and students against poorly-performing privatized schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/27/2015
  • New Bill Would Require Photo Identification on Food Stamps

    Mike Browne, deputy director of liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the bill does nothing to reduce poverty and contributes to a culture of shaming the poor.

    Badger Herald, 04/23/2015
  • Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Bill to Require Photo IDs for Food Stamp Recipients

    "Jesse Kremer needs to provide the evidence to back up his call for this despicable policy, and if he can't, the first thing he should do after apologizing to the people of Wisconsin is resign."

    Capital Times, 04/18/2015
  • 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
  • Frequent Non-Taxpayer Sen. Tom Tiffany Pushing $270 Million Property Tax Hike on Wisconsin Homeowners to Benefit His Big Business Backer

    Serial non-taxpayer Sen. Tom Tiffany is out with a new plan to shift $270 million in state taxes from businesses onto Wisconsin homeowners.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/27/2015
  • GOP Trying to Cover Their Tracks, Limit Disclosure on Sources of Big Campaign Donations

    State legislative Republicans are circulating a proposal to hide even more information on the sources of their campaign cash.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/27/2015
  • Do Wisconsin Republicans Really Want to ‘repeal the Weekend’?

    Having rolled back child labor laws and criminalized union activity, the Republican Legislature now has the weekend in their legislative crosshairs.

    Capital Times, 03/26/2015
  • Wisconsin Republicans Want to Pass a Law That Would Repeal the Weekend

    After rushing to pass a wrong-for-Wisconsin right-to-work law that could lower family wages by over $5,000 a year it makes sense Republicans would introduce a law to repeal the weekend.

    Mic, 03/22/2015
  • Will Senate GOP Rubber-Stamp Appointment of Gov. Walker Political Crony?

    The treasurer of the political group formed by Walker to employ his presidential campaign staff in waiting is before the Wisconsin State Senate today for a confirmation vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/17/2015
  • Thiesfeldt Calls Open Meetings Complaint ‘frivolous’

    The complaint, filed this week by One Wisconsin Now, alleges Thiesfeldt violated state open government laws, when a committee he chairs held a meeting without notice.

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 03/13/2015
  • While Gov. Walker Is Away, Legislators Will Play

    As Gov. Scott Walker criss-crosses the country auditioning for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, fellow Republican legislators are running amok.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/13/2015
  • Wisconsin Assembly Committee Vote on School Accountability Bill Postponed

    Shortly before Thiesfeldt announced his plan to postpone the hearing, the liberal group One Wisconsin Now criticized him for what it says was a violation of open meetings law.

    Capital Times, 03/12/2015
  • Assembly Leader Pulls Hastily Called School Accountability Vote

    One Wisconsin Now filed a complaint alleging that Thiesfeldt violated the state's open meeting law Tuesday when he brought up the bill.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/12/2015
  • Did Assembly Education Committee Chair and Author of Taxpayer Funded Private School Voucher Legislation Violate Law With Latest Actions on Controversial Bill?

    Did the GOP Assembly Education Committee Chair violate open government laws by engaging in discussions in the committee on school accountability legislation he authored, without public notice?

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/11/2015
  • Assembly GOP Passes Right to Work Despite Not Campaigning on Lower Wages, Fewer Resources for Schools, Less Health Care or More Dangerous Workplaces

    There’s not a single member of the state Assembly that ran for election in 2014 promising lower wages, fewer resources for our public schools, less health care or more dangerous workplaces.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2015
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce ‘Business Day’ A Chance for Big Political Campaign Spenders to Check Up on Their Investment

    WMC spent millions of dollars to install Republicans in power, and now the payoff is a rush to pass a wrong for Wisconsin right to work law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/04/2015
  • GOP Assembly Majority Leader Says Senate Calling Shots on Right to Work

    Audio surfaced from late September 2014 in which Rep. Jim Steineke told the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce that “right to work is off the table.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/27/2015
  • 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
  • Protests Expected Today and Tomorrow Over “Right to Work”

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, says right-to-work will be bad for Wisconsin.

    Public News Service, 02/24/2015
  • Wisconsin Panel Passes Labor Measure After Chaotic Hearing

    News coverage of Tuesday hearing’s sudden end could swell the crowd demonstrating against the bill Wednesday, said One Wisconsin Now.

    Bloomberg, 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
  • Scott Walker’s Latest Anti-Union Plan Is ‘Cowardly,’ Says Former Republican Leader

    Mike Browne, a progressive activist with One Wisconsin Now, told ThinkProgress he suspects lawmakers are moving quickly to try to avoid another uproar.

    Think Progress, 02/21/2015
  • UPDATE: If Wisconsin Legislature Passes a Right-to-Work Bill, Walker Will Sign It

    Right to work is wrong for Wisconsin workers and families. It’s a complicated scheme that tilts the system even further in favor of corporate CEOs.

    WUWM, 02/20/2015
  • Right to Work Is Wrong for Wisconsin

    Tell Republican Legislators Right-to-Work is Wrong for Wisconsin!

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/20/2015
  • Republican Legislature Rushes to Limit Debate and Pass Right to Work Legislation That’s Wrong for Wisconsin

    Republican legislative leaders have indicated they will seek to ram through controversial right to work legislation in mere days next week.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/20/2015
  • Private School Voucher Industry Keeps Giving Big Campaign Cash, Keeps Getting Special Treatment From Gov. Walker and GOP Legislature

    According to the latest round of campaign finance filings, individuals associated with the private school voucher industry kept busy filling the campaign coffers of Gov. Walker and others, even after Election Day.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/19/2015
  • 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
  • GOP Puts ‘Supreme Injustice’ Partisan Power Grab on Legislative Fast Track

    Legislative Republicans have fast-tracked resolutions to undo Wisconsin's 125 year-old system of selecting the Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/19/2015
  • Wis. Supreme Court Changes Proposed

    One Wisconsin Now testified today as well writing that the Republican-controlled legislature is just trying to gain control of the court.

    WMTV-TV, 01/08/2015
  • 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