In his first term in office Gov. Scott Walker signed at least nineteen bills or budget provisions into law that were drawn from corporate bill factory ALEC.
MADISON, Wis. — Despite claims made by Gov. Walker to the media that he was an intractable supporter of reducing mining regulations, as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today Walker as a state legislator voted for the so-called “mining moratorium” bill authored by environmental champion, former Madison Democratic State Rep. Spencer Black. “Scott Walker […]
A GOP-controlled committee examining changes to the governance and funding sources of the Wisconsin Technical College System appears poised to ignore the critical issue of affordability for students.
Legal Filings Show Walker Ousted GAB Chair After Board’s Unanimous Vote to Proceed with John Doe Investigation
MADISON, Wis. — Just released filings related to the ongoing John Doe investigation into allegations of illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and a host of conservative organizations show Gov. Walker withdrew his own 2011 appointment of then-Government Accountability Board Chair David Deininger following a unanimous vote by the board to proceed with an investigation […]
Hypocritical, Racist and Fraudulent: Assembly Republicans Approve Imposing New Restrictions on Early Voting
The State Assembly has once again attacked the right to vote in Wisconsin as Republicans today rammed through controversial legislation to impose new restrictions on early voting.
An analysis of early voting patterns in Wisconsin in 2012 shows that longer waits for voters would have resulted had state Republican’s efforts to restrict the hours of early voting been in place.
A review of publicly available records reveals 15 of the 17 state Senators who supported legislation to restrict early voting hours in Wisconsin have themselves voted early.
GOP Effort to Roll Back Early Voting Creates Additional Barriers to Franchise for Elderly, Persons With Disabilities and Urban Voters
Legislation before the state Senate today to severely restrict early in-person voting and ban weekend voting in Wisconsin could create more hurdles for minorities, seniors and persons with disabilities.
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.
A lapdog Republican legislature has adopted Gov. Walker’s agenda built on billions in tax giveaways overwhelmingly benefitting the wealthy and corporations.
Wisconsin Election Fraud Alert: Assembly GOP Changing Voting Rules to Give Themselves Partisan Political Benefit
The only thing that the Assembly voted to do today was to make voting more complicated and less convenient for hundreds of thousands of legal Wisconsin voters.
It is appalling that Republicans would even consider passing a law that would ban communities from making it easier and more convenient for their citizens to legally participate in elections.
Assembly Bill 378, being given a public hearing by the committee today, would quadruple the current law donation threshold for reporting information about a donor's occupation and employer.
Instead of owning up to the fact that his radical, ‘divide and conquer’ agenda has failed and changing course, Gov. Walker is turning to the special interests he serves to try to re-write history.
A bill written by State Senator Glenn Grothman, and sponsored exclusively by Republican state legislators, to roll back campaign finance disclosure requirements was given a public hearing.
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]
Could a state grant slipped into the budget by the former Assembly Majority Leader, signed into law by Gov. Walker and rushed through the approval process by the Walker administration be used to help support partisan political activity?
State Senator Mary Lazich has fired back, re-introducing a package of bills to make it easier to toss out the legally cast ballots of legal voters for minor clerical errors and injecting more partisanship into election administration.
The Republicans don't like what the people of Wisconsin did at the ballot box in November 2012, so they are going to try and keep certain people from being able to vote in the next election.
With Robin Vos and ALEC leading the charge, it’s easy to see why corruption doesn’t bother those in charge.
A review of legislative drafting records by One Wisconsin Now has uncovered that Republicans began work to attack state election laws mere days after the November 2012 election.
Seeking to stack the deck in favor of their power grabs, Assembly Republicans are expected to pass legislation today that would prevent lower courts from blocking enforcement of unconstitutional laws.
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.
Adding insult to the outrage of Gov. Walker's mismanaged WEDC is its utter failure to perform as advertised, with Wisconsin ranking among worst in the nation for job creation.
MADISON, Wis. — In a weekend television appearance, Rep. Duey Stroebel, author of a bill to restrict early voting in Wisconsin, revealed that his proposal along with other GOP sponsored attacks on voting rights could be rolled into an omnibus package of anti-voter legislation. “Republicans have mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to restrict voter rights […]
To Speaker Vos, Rep. Marklein and the other members of the so-called 'CPA Caucus' I ask, after this scathing audit, what more do you need to put Gov. Walker's WEDC under the microscope?
One Wisconsin Now Calls on Rep. Marklein, ‘CPA Caucus’ to Put Gov. Walker’s WEDC Under the Microscope
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross suggested Marklein and his GOP cohorts ought to start with Gov. Walker's woefully underperforming WEDC.
One Wisconsin Now joined with citizens, community leaders and voter rights advocates at the State Capitol today to fight against attacks on the right to vote and support legislation to improve access to the polls.
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding a legislative scheme to undermine the authority of courts to stop enforcement of unconstitutional laws proposed by Republican State Representatives Craig and Ott and Senators Grothman and Vukmir: “The provisions of the Wisconsin State Constitution are not inconveniences that can be suspended at […]
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on the Republican-led Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections holding a so-called public hearing on potential rule changes to election administration that specifically bars the public from testifying. “There is nothing more sacred in a democracy than the right to vote […]
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements related to Assembly passage of the open pit mining bill that will compromise Wisconsin critical natural resources. Ross pointed out that the bill passed as Gov. Walker prepares to attend a big money fundraiser in Florida today, home of mining magnate […]
MADISON, Wis. — The results are in, and the 65 Republican state legislators One Wisconsin Now asked for copies of “all evidence in possession by your office of voter fraud in the state of Wisconsin” under the state open records law have failed to produce any documents proving significant, widespread voting impropriety in Wisconsin. One […]
MADISON, Wis. — State Sen. Mike Ellis, oft quoted decrying the influence of big money campaign contributions on the legislative process, appears to have lost his voice amid revelations that an out-of-state mining company was heavily involved in the drafting of the open pit mining bill on the legislative fast track. Sen. Ellis currently serves […]
Wisconsin Citizens Shut Out While Out-Of-State Mining Company Helps Draft Bill to Develop Massive Open Pit Mine
MADISON, Wis. — Legislation being fast-tracked by Gov. Walker and the Republican controlled state legislature to roll back environmental standards for a massive open pit mine in Northern Wisconsin was, according to drafting records obtained by One Wisconsin Now, extensively modified at the behest of the out-of-state company seeking to open the mine. One Wisconsin […]
One Wisconsin Now Applauds Milwaukee Common Council’s Support For Saving Same Day Voter Registration
One Wisconsin Now today applauded the vote by the Milwaukee Common Council to place an advisory referendum on the April election ballot to allow citizens to vote to in support of preserving same-day voter registration.
One Wisconsin Now Says ''Appalling' Author of Legislation Threatening Rights of 300,000 Legal Voters Cannot Produce Any Evidence of Voting Impropriety
MADISON, Wis. — Senator Alberta Darling made national news after the November election by suggesting that fraud accounted for some or all of President Obama’s 200,000 plus vote victory in Wisconsin. In response to One Wisconsin Now’s demand that she produce proof to back up her astounding claim, Senator Darling’s office has admitted via letter, […]
The latest attack by longtime voting rights opponent Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin), specifically targets legal minority voters to purge them from the rolls.
MADISON, Wis. — On the heels of yesterday’s admission by Sen. Glenn Grothman that he “can’t prove” his allegations of voting impropriety, One Wisconsin Now renewed its demand that incoming Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Joint Committee on Finance co-chair Alberta Darling produce the evidence to back up similar claims they have made. One Wisconsin […]
Top Republican Admits He Can’t Prove Voter Fraud Allegation, Still Wants to Make it Harder for Millions of Wisconsinites to Vote
Republicans like Sen. Grothman want to repeal a law that has been on the books for nearly forty years and has helped millions of legal Wisconsin voters cast a ballot.
One Wisconsin Now Condemns Latest GOP Effort to Limit Voting as Citizens Continue to Rally to Protect Access to Ballot Box
The effort to eliminate same day voter registration is built on lies and intended to serve a partisan political agenda, not the people of Wisconsin.
Rep. Vos is the latest state official to make allegations about voting impropriety in an attempt to take away voter rights and to justify manipulating election law for their partisan political benefit.
One Wisconsin Now Requests District Attorney Interview Senator Glenn Grothman Regarding Voting Impropriety Claims
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross has requested the Washington County District Attorney interview State Senator Glen Grothman, under oath.
One Wisconsin Institute Files Amicus Brief in Voter ID Case Citing Lack of Voter Fraud, Access to DMVs
One Wisconsin Institute is today filing an amicus brief in support of the NAACP-Voces de la Frontera lawsuit against the state's voter identification law.
During a recent television appearance, Republican State Senator Alberta Darling claimed a lack of voter identification law caused Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to lose Wisconsin, we sent a letter to Darling asking her to provide the list of documented cases of improper votes cast in recent elections. Since 2006, over 14 million votes have […]
MADISON, Wis. — Following her television appearance Sunday in which leading Republican State Senator Alberta Darling claimed a lack of voter identification law caused Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to lose Wisconsin, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross today sent a letter to Darling asking her to provide the list of documented cases of […]
Given Robin Vos is now in charge of the Assembly Republicans, we shouldn’t be surprised by their vote yesterday for Jim Steineke.
How can making it more difficult for Wisconsin residents to exercise their right to vote in the leading democracy in the world be justified?
Leading Republican Defends Auctioning Off Public Policy to Benefit Out-of-State Campaign Contributors
MADISON, Wis. — Since 2008 the Aycox family of Georgia, owners of auto-title loan businesses that prey on low-income consumers, have contributed $38,000 to Republican Assembly candidates and incumbent representatives. According to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross, their investment paid off big time when powerful Republican Rep. Robin Vos quietly inserted a provision […]
The question is not whether Republicans will continue their assault on voting, reproductive and workplace rights in Wisconsin, but will there be enough legislators with the courage to stand with the people of Wisconsin.