Milwaukee Tag Archive


  • One Wisconsin Now Seeks AG Opinion on Supervisor’s Fundraising

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now raised questions of whether the anonymous donations to Deanna Alexander could buy secret influence in her county government position.

    Pierce County Herald, 01/10/2015
  • Group Seeks Attorney General Opinion on Deanna Alexander’s Fundraising

    One Wisconsin Now, a liberal group based in Madison, on Friday asked Attorney General Brad Schimel for an opinion on whether Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander violated state law last year by...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/10/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Seeks Attorney General Schimel Opinion On Elected Official’s Use of ‘Public Figure’ Facebook Page to Fundraise for Personal Expenses

    We believe state law is absolutely clear - elected officials cannot use their public position. It certainly seems Supervisor Alexander crossed that line.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/09/2015
  • County Supervisor Deanna Alexander Snags $7,000 in ‘Anonymous’ Donations to Online Solicitation to Help With Personal Expense

    A review of the online donation page of a fundraising appeal to help defray family expenses of Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander reveals she has netted $7,000 from two “anonymous” donors.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/19/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now to Assembly Speaker ‘Boss Vos’: It’s Not Mischief, It’s Illegal

    Following Vos’s attempts to downplay his coercion of owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, One Wisconsin Now renewed calls for Racine & Milwaukee Co. DAs to formally investigate Vos for violating state law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/14/2014
  • Ethics Complaint Filed Against Milwaukee Supervisor Alexander Over Fundraising

    One Wisconsin Now has filed an ethics complaint with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and the Milwaukee County Ethics Board over improper fundraising by Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Deanna Alexander.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/14/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Investigation of Boss Vos Fundraising Shakedown

    One Wisconsin Now has formally requested the Racine and Milwaukee County District Attorneys investigate Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for potential misconduct in office.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/13/2014
  • Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge – the Scott Walker Gang’s Response to Open Records Request

    Gov. Walker and his team's actions show that they believe Wisconsin's open records statute is a nuisance to be evaded, not a law to be followed.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/28/2014
  • #TBT 2006-2010: The Stunning Hypocrisy of Scott Walker

    Running for office on a platform of transparency in contracting while working surreptitiously to manipulate a contract for the benefit of a political crony is at the top of the list.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Central Figures in Attempted Milwaukee County Bid Scheme to Resign State Positions

    New documents reveal how individuals participated in providing inside info to try to help a political crony of then-County Executive, and now Walker win a lucrative publicly-funded contract.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/22/2014
  • Emails Show Walker Involved in 2010 Voter Intimidation Billboard Campaign Content

    This is the smoking gun that shows Scott Walker at the center of one of Wisconsin’s most notorious voter intimidation efforts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2014
  • Gov. Walker Hiding Details of Latest Ad

    The latest television ad from the floundering campaign of Gov. Scott Walker purports to feature “real people” who allegedly got their jobs via the trickle-down economic policies of the Walker administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/13/2014
  • Will Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Take Responsibility for the Company He Keeps? Doubtful.

    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke talks a lot about taking responsibility, but as is often the case with Tea Party darling Clarke, his talk is not backed up by action.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/11/2014
  • Does Milwaukee County Sheriff Support Nullification of Federal Gun Safety Laws?

    An organization that Clarke identifies with, naming him “Sheriff of the Year” in 2013 and soliciting campaign contribution on his behalf, encourages local sheriffs to ignore federal laws, like firearm regulations.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/07/2014
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Proudly Touts Support of Right-Wing Extremist on Campaign Website

    The front page of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s website prominently features a picture of a beaming Clarke receiving an award along with a glowing quote from Richard Mack.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2014
  • David Clarke: Which “People’s Sheriff”?

    An analysis of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's most recent campaign finance report shows he raised over 61 percent of his campaign funds from outside of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2014
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Cashes In On Right-Wing Extremism With Big Bucks From National Rifle Association

    The latest campaign finance report for Sheriff David Clarke reveals he’s cashed in on his extreme positions against common sense regulations of guns with big money from the National Rifle Association.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/04/2014
  • Where Was Sheriff David Clarke the Week of Sikh Temple Shooting?

    Clarke provided One Wisconsin Now with an almost entirely redacted calendar, where 18 of 22 entries were obscured and no conclusion can be made that Clarke was actually in the state during that time period.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/30/2014
  • Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way… to Promote Gov. Walker’s Best Interests

    For the years in which Federal IRS records are available for both the Bradley Foundation and WILL, 2011 and 2012, Bradley funds accounted for over 90 percent of the total money WILL reported raising.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/11/2014
  • Gov. Walker Reportedly in Settlement Talks to End Criminal Investigation of Alleged Campaign Wrongdoing

    MADISON, Wis. — Are settlement talks between Gov. Walker and state prosecutors a desperate attempt to keep documents from a second, ongoing “John Doe” criminal investigation of Walker’s campaign from ever becoming public?...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/29/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s Administration Continues Secrecy With Wisconsinites

    MADISON, Wis. — Governor Scott Walker continues engaging in a pattern of secrecy with the public he was elected to serve. His administration recently refused to fulfill a simple request for email communications...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/30/2014
  • Reported Central Figure in Scott Walker Administration “John Doe” Criminal Investigation Snags Newly Created State Job at $178,000 Annual Salary

    MADISON, Wis. — Longtime Gov. Walker close confidant, lobbyist and former staffer, Jim Villa, has reportedly been named to a newly created state job that will pay him $178,000 a year. Gov. Walker...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/02/2014
  • Former Scott Walker Deputy Chief of Staff Left Without a Seat For ‘Inner Circle’ Game of Musical Chairs

    MADISON, Wis. — In an interview published in the Wall Street Journal, Gov. Walker’s former Milwaukee County Deputy Chief of Staff, Kelly Rindfleisch, alleges she has been shunned by GOP insiders and unable...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/31/2014
  • Show Us The Money: One Wisconsin Now Demands Gov. Walker Release Details of Book Contract

    MADISON, Wis. — Amidst reports that Gov. Walker was given an advance of over $340,000 for his poorly selling ghost-written book, One Wisconsin Now is calling on him to publicly release the details...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/26/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Friend: ‘Rape Culture Does Not Exist’ Author David Hookstead

    No wonder people like David Hookstead gravitate to Gov. Walker. Governor Walker’s agenda is irresistibly attractive to their racism, sexism and homophobia.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/26/2014
  • Bombshell New Report Casts Doubt on Gov. Walker’s Denial of Secret Email System in Governor’s Office

    MADISON, Wis. — A new report raises questions about the veracity of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s denial of the existence of a secret email system in the Governor’s office. An article posted today...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/25/2014
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/21/2013
  • Corporate Pals at WMC Drop Another $440,000 to Prop Up Gov. Walker’s Plummeting Poll Numbers

    The big business special interest lobby at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has now bought over $800,000 in deceptive television advertisements to boost the sagging poll numbers of Gov. Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/23/2013
  • Walker Claims Ignorance On Sweetheart Deal for Group That Endorsed Him

    MADISON, Wis. — As part of his 2013-15 state budget Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a provision directing a $500,000 taxpayer funded grant to United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, a group that endorsed...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/18/2013
  • Will Gov. Walker Take His Own Advice?

    MADISON, Wis. — In a recent story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gov. Walker weighed in on the Ryan Braun scandal, ripping him for failing to “fess up”. One Wisconsin Now Executive...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/23/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Friends’ Felonious Failures

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Failure Foreshadowed, The Walker Administration in Milwaukee County

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/23/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Failure to Respect Diversity

    You'd think Scott Walker would show at least some commitment to representing the diversity of Wisconsin's 5.5 million residents. But Gov. Walker has shown by his actions that if you're not rich, white and straight, he doesn't have time for you.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/20/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: The Only Things Certain in Life? Taxes and Walker Failure

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/19/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Walker’s Education Agenda a Formula for Failure

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/17/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Promises Made, Promises Broken

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/16/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Failing to Protect Women’s Health

    When given the choice between protecting women’s access to safe and legal health care services or pandering to the most extreme right-wing of the Republican Party, Scott Walker has sided with the extremists over Wisconsin women every time.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/14/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: ‘Divide and Conquer’

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/13/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Bradley Foundation Errand Boy

    There's no bigger funder of the right-wing noise machine and radical agenda of unaccountable education privatization than the Bradley Foundation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/12/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Home Improvement, Governor’s Mansion Edition

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/11/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Failing Democracy

    The rights of voters to participate in free and fair elections, and have confidence that their vote will be counted is fundamental to our democracy. No one has failed them more than Gov. Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now to Highlight ‘20 Years of Walker Failure’

    MADISON, Wis. — Beginning June 10, One Wisconsin Now will commemorate over 20 days, the failings, scandals and imbroglios of Gov. Scott Walker’s 20-years in elected office. Gov. Walker, who was first...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/04/2013
  • Gov. Scott Walker Maintains Veil of Secrecy for Those Who Foot the Bill for His Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Gov. Walker has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for his criminal defense attorneys, yet, to this day, he is refusing to disclose who's footing the bill.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/01/2013
  • Gov. Walker’s Mental Health Funding Announcement Belies Disastrous Record

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements in response to Gov. Walker’s announcement on mental health funding in his 2013-15 budget proposal: “To call Scott Walker’s record on...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/05/2013
  • Walker Aide Pleads Guilty Today. Set Up Secret County E-Mail System Used by Previously Sentenced Brett Davis Campaign Fundraiser.

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross renewed a call made earlier this week for Gov. Walker to demand the resignation of top administration aide Brett Davis for his...

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/28/2012
  • State Medicaid Director Brett Davis Must Go for Role in Illegal Campaigning on Public Dime

    MADISON, Wis. — On the heels of Kelly Rindfleisch’s guilty plea to a felony misconduct in office charge, and a jail sentence for campaign fundraising work she did while a top aide...

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/25/2012
  • How Far Does Walker Open Records Slowdown Go?

    MADISON, Wis. — A report that Gov. Walker’s gubernatorial campaign manager directed his Milwaukee County staff to “drag out” fulfilling requests under the state open records law for information related to a...

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/20/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Top Walker Aide Pleading Guilty to Felony Misconduct in Office

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements related to the announcement that Kelly Rindfleisch will plead guilty to one count of felony misconduct in public...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2012