Scot Walker’s track record of policy decisions in Wisconsin shows a candidate who often actively pursues stances that would undermine racial and social justice.
How the actions and poor decisions of Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state Legislature have hurt Wisconsin is well publicized and widely known. To the progressive leaders and activists who hope to replace the Republicans, what people need to hear from you is not just another recitation of the failures of Scott […]
The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.
Our new video is targeting voters who care about issues like reproductive rights, student loan debt, marriage equality, minimum wage, worker and minority rights and clean government.
Gov. Walker doesn't support common sense Reforms, like allowing Wisconsin's 800,000 borrowers to refinance loans at lower market rates.
One Wisconsin Now sat down with individuals affected by student loan debt. Their personal stories are a reminder about how this trillion dollar debt crisis has a major impact on the whole nation.
One Wisconsin Now sat down with folks from Wisconsin and progressive leaders to discuss their personal experiences with the student loan debt crisis.
From Michael Grebe and Scott Walker to Paul Ryan and the Tea Party, see how the Bradley Foundation funds the right wing infrastructure.
The attempts in Wisconsin to make it harder for legal voters to vote and have their voices heard are not just wrong, they are unpopular.
Kedzie's taxpayer-financed office was coordinating communications between Kedzie's son and the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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 […]
From skyrocketing student loan debt, to the gender wage-gap, the incentive for the under 30-years-old, or so-called Millennials to vote is there.
Assembly candidate Mary Czaja touts her experience lobbying on health insurance issues. But according to state lobbying reports, the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin with which Czaja is associated, formally opposed and worked to kill bills that could have helped tens of thousands of farmers, small business owners and self-employed get comprehensive health insurance coverage […]
It’s no surprise the wife of state Senate candidate John Macco (R-Green Bay) endorses his campaign. But according to One Wisconsin Now, she has, much like U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s son Jason, shared and advocated racially charged, discredited right-wing attacks regarding President Obama.
Spending more state taxpayer dollars on private school vouchers in Milwaukee while hitting K-12 public schools with record budget cuts isn’t paying off for public school children. But, according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross, supporting these policies is paying off for Rick Gudex’s political campaign. “Rick Gudex has publicly said he supports […]
Following the age-old political adage that setting the bar low enough helps one achieve success, the Republican presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is promising in a new television ad to create fewer jobs over an unspecified time span than the 250,000 jobs over four year vow on which Governor Scott Walker is […]
Laura Baxley of Examiner.com recently highlighted the glaring parallels between conservative politics and one of this summer’s box office hits, “The Dark Knight Rises”. Although Baxley’s article ends on a positive note, her interpretation of the film is hinged on the ubiquitous theme of class warfare that is overt even to the untrained average moviegoer’s […]
The fact checkers have been working overtime to catalog the distortions and dissembling of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Ryan’s fact-challenged polemic was even too much for reliable Republican mouthpiece Fox News, which said of his primetime remarks, “to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention […]
With few exceptions, sequels always pale when compared with the original. There are usually more car chases, faster edits and the awkward repackaging of the same jokes from the original. So as we watch the debate over who will serve as the leader of the free world, it is abundantly clear Mitt Romney and the […]
Unchecked GOP power in state government over the last 18 months has stripped workers of rights, endangered free and fair elections and taken our public resources and given it to the wealthy and corporations. A progressive Senate majority that can block more GOP abuses of power is, in the paraphrased words of our Vice President, […]
Gov. Scott Walker announced his refusal to implement any provisions of Obama's Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin, putting women's health at risk yet again
Via the Cap Times: Rep. Robin Vos is fast developing a reputation as the most scandal-plagued member of the Legislature.
Rep. Robin Vos announced he is withdrawing from a voter ID lawsuit amidst a growing ethics scandal about how legal work being done on his behalf was being paid.
A consequence of Walker's millions in state funding cuts, the UW Board of Regents recently approved a 5.5% hike in tuition rates for UW-System schools.
Here are some quick examples: Walker, GOP took eyes off the ball on job creation – April 28, 2012 Wisconsin lost nearly 24,000 jobs over the past 12 months – the only state in the union with “statistically significant” job losses over that period, according to a new federal government report. For a governor who promised thousands […]
Check out our new Pinterest page, “Who’s Buying Gov. Scott Walker?” Who’s Buying Gov. Scott Walker? Since becoming governor, Gov. Scott Walker has raked in millions of dollars in political campaign donations from millionaires and billionaires across the nation. Under Gov. Walker, Wisconsin’s economy has tanked, ranking dead last in the nation for job creation […]
Today, student loan debt in the U.S. is estimated to hit the $1 TRILLION mark – far surpassing auto-loan and credit card debt. It’s a huge drag on our economy that not only places a heavy burden on the backs of recent graduates, but also poses a risk to our future economic prosperity. In Wisconsin, […]
Little Time Scheduled For Working With Legislators to Advance Agenda at Capitol Madison — A One Wisconsin Now analysis of Gov. Walker’s schedules from August 2011 through January 2012 reveals that little time was scheduled by the state’s chief executive for communicating with legislators or working on a legislative agenda but that huge amounts of […]
Gov. Walker and Republicans in the legislature have spent the last 15 months taking away the rights of Wisconsinites to have a say in their workplace, hold their elected officials accountable in fair elections and, with voter ID, the right to vote. On Tuesday Dane County Circuit Court Judge Flanagan struck a blow against the […]
Why do Wisconsin’s legislative Republicans and Governor Walker do what they do? Looking at their track record it is clear that they’re motivated by campaign cash and political power. If legislation privatizes public assets to help donors, prevents the public from holding them accountable, or places their hand-picked cronies in positions of power, you’ll find […]
A concerned citizen contacted us recently over concerns that state Republican Sen. Joseph Leibham was not being completely forthcoming about his involvement in the GOP “secrecy pledge” to keep the public from knowing the truth about their partisan redistricting scheme. Concerned Citizen emailed Sen. Leibham’s office to ask whether or not Sen. Leibham signed the […]
Kelly Rindfleisch, who is accused of campaigning on county time, worked for Brett Davis’ unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. The complaint says she left the campaign in July 2010 because she didn’t work well with Dan Morse, who was brought on to do fundraising work the previous month… But a check of Davis’ campaign records […]
As legislative leaders secretly developed new election maps last year to strengthen their majority, Republican lawmakers were told to ignore public comments and instead focus on what was said in private strategy sessions, according to a GOP memo that became public Monday. Other newly released documents also show almost all Republican lawmakers signed legal agreements […]
We’ve thought all along that what Scott Walker described as a “voluntary” talk he planned to have with Milwaukee DA John Chisholm wasn’t Walker’s idea, but Chisholm’s. That’s confirmed now. Read more at Uppity Wisconsin
High-ranking members of Gov. Scott Walker's administration continue their state employment despite significant evidence they knew of secret campaign operation.
Remember that Walker was swept into that office after Tom Ament resigned as County Executive in the wake of a massive recall signature effort. … In the case of Ament and supervisors who expanded fiscally ruinous pension payments, it was a matter of using a publicly-financed system to pad their retirement incomes. With Walker, it […]
From the One WI Now archives [February 2010]: With rail on the mind as Joint Finance meets today to discuss establishing a high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, this seems to be an appropriate time to point out that Scott Walker received a $10,000 contribution from a railroad chief who happens to be a […]
Cory Liebmann from Eye on Wisconsin has some great questions for Scott Walker: 1. When Scott Walker emailed Tim Russell with the above listed message, why did he use his campaign email account?… [Read more] 2. Scott Walker’s email to Russell specifically mentions “no laptops”, so that shows us that he knew that his top […]
Turns out the worst news of Gov. Scott Walker’s week wasn’t that one million people signed papers to recall him from office. It was that for the sixth straight month, the state of Wisconsin lost jobs After all, with much of the nation gaining jobs over the last year, Wisconsin sits alone as an island […]
Gov. Scott Walker’s failed economic policies have resulted in six straight months of job loss in Wisconsin, despite job creation happening in states across the nation. Gov. Scott Walker has failed Wisconsin. His corporate tax breaks have failed us. His gutting of public education has failed us. His cuts to health care for 65,000 people […]
Organizers of the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday filed what they said were more than a million signatures, a number that nearly matches Walker’s vote total from 2010 and almost doubles the number of signatures needed to trigger another election. United Wisconsin, the organization formed to recall the governor, said it turned […]
Harsh words from the Tomah Journal about the Republican redistricting fiasco they call a ‘war on voting’: Wisconsin used to have one of the nation’s most efficient, honest and voter-friendly election systems in the country. No more. A draconian photo ID requirement will make it more difficult for legitimate voters to cast ballots, which ensures […]
A Janesville sign company may be regretting its decision on where to place a billboard touting the job creation efforts of Governor Scott Walker. The sign was briefly put up in front of the shuttered General Motors plant in Janesville this week, but was taken down quickly after groups started pointing out the unfortunate placement. […]
I am not going to comment on PolitiFact’s own politics (as the Wall Street Journal did), the notion of fact-checking balance that interested other commentators, or the notion that PolitiFact’s time has come and gone. The fact is Republicans by supporting Ryan’s voucher plan did essentially vote to end Medicare. [Columbia Journalism Review] h/t Uppity […]
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is struggling to defend his latest ethical scandal (he took free legal services from a law firm that would later appear before him during trial) with the help of an attorney with quite a resume. In addition to working on Gableman’s ethics case, McLeod assisted Gableman in responding to […]
The news that Wausau Paper Corp. will be laying off 450 workers was sad and unfortunately familiar to those of us living under Gov. Scott Walker’s rule. What’s interesting is that Wausau Paper’s President & CEO is also the chair of the corporate special interest lobbying group Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce — a group that has […]
Lori Compas addressed [Sen. Scott] Fitzgerald on Monday during the senator’s open office hours in Horicon, according to Wisconsin-based Blogging Blue. She questioned the senator on an email that asked his constituents to “help me fight the fraud that is happening right now on recall petitions in my district.” Compas asked for an apology, claiming […]
As Jeff Fitzgerald tries to vault to the top of the “most hypocritical legislator” list for the week, he’s making a heckuva case. Consider his call to end the non-partisan Government Accountability Board and his statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) said he saw advantages to going back to the […]
The “business owner” featured in the latest Scott Walker television ad saw his business grow 1,300 percent during the administration of Gov. Jim Doyle, according to a self-professed claim in the Business Times from 2008. The business owner is actually a vice chair at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which donated $400,000 in 2010 […]
Wisconsin may be the best Big Ten state on the football field, but when it comes to job creation in the midwest, Gov. Scott Walker has made Wisconsin a big loser. To put things in perspective, Iowa added 13,300 jobs over the past year, Minnesota added 19,600 positions and Illinois added 61,900 jobs. Michigan has […]