WILL Tag Archive


  • Campaign Cash Keeps Flowing to WILL’s Shill Dan Kelly

    Dan Kelly has taken over $14,000 from members of the board of directors of a right-wing legal outfit that has argued multiple cases in front of the state Supreme Court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/16/2020
  • Data Shows Republican Voter Roll Purge Targets Democratic Voting Communities

    The communities with the largest numbers of voters targeted in a right-wing instigated voter roll purge also delivered big vote margins for Democrats in 2016.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/23/2019
  • A Simple Choice For Dan Kelly: Fair Elections or Voter Roll Purges

    The case is being brought by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), with whom Dan Kelly has been closely associated.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/19/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Board Sued to Enforce Voter-Roll Purges

    Reacting to WILL’s lawsuit Wednesday, liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now condemned the suit.

    Courthouse News Service, 11/14/2019
  • Conservative Group’s Lawsuit Seeks Purge of State Voter Rolls

    One Wisconsin Now Institute said the suit is a tactic utilized around the country by conservatives seeking to manipulate the rules on voting.

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 11/13/2019
  • Conservative Group Filing Lawsuit Against State Elections Commission’s Voter Eligibility Policy

    [One Wisconsin Institute] said WILL's suit is an attempt to manipulate the rules to give conservative-backed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/13/2019
  • Right-Wing Supporters of Dan Kelly Go to Court to Tip Electoral Scales in His Favor

    Right-wing supporters of Dan Kelly are going to court to try to purge registered Wisconsinites from poll lists.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/13/2019
  • Right Wing Ramps Up to Elect Their Man on State Supreme Court With Voter Roll Purge Push

    The right wing in Wisconsin is going to pull out all the stops to keep Dan Kelly around like trying to bully a commission into a pre-election voter roll purge.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/18/2019
  • Group Seeks to Remove Thousands From Wisconsin’s Voter Rolls Because They Are Believed to Have Moved

    Analiese Eicher, executive director of the liberal One Wisconsin Now, accused the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty of trying to give Republicans an advantage in next year's elections with a "back-door voter roll purge."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/16/2019
  • Questions About Brian Hagedorn’s Ability to Fairly Serve All Remain Unanswered

    Bigoted Views, Affiliations With Hate Group and Conflicts of Interest Cast Cloud Over Newest Member of State High Court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/14/2019
  • Suit to Limit Evers Veto Power Criticized

    “Republicans and their allies are trying to reverse the results of an election,” said Mike Browne of One Wisconsin Now.

    Urban Milwaukee, 08/01/2019
  • Conservative Lawsuit Challenges Wisconsin Governor’s Vetoes

    Republicans and their allies like those bringing the lawsuit want to overturn the results of the November election.

    Associated Press, 07/31/2019
  • Support for Parts of Evers’ Education Budget Struggles in Poll, Conservative Group Says

    One Wisconsin Now said WILL isn't an organization producing unbiased information because they're ... a lobbying organization.

    Capital Times, 04/09/2019
  • Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Plans Growth in Face of Democratic Administration

    “It’s a pretty dramatic expansion,” said Mike Browne of One Wisconsin Now — a liberal group that clashes frequently with WILL.

    Capital Times, 03/28/2019
  • Wisconsin Conservative Group Launches Effort to Combat ‘federal Government Gone Wild’

    [One Wisconsin Now] said the initiative is an effort to promote Walker's political agenda through litigation and "propaganda."

    Capital Times, 07/11/2016
  • Conservatives Launch Center for Competitive Federalism

    One Wisconsin Now criticized the announcement, [calling it] an effort by Governor Scott Walker’s campaign chair to do what the governor has been unable to accomplish with his policies.

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 07/11/2016
  • Conservative Wisconsin Group Expanding Focus Nationally

    “All the lawsuits and propaganda they file isn’t going to change the fact that Gov. Walker has failed the people of Wisconsin over and over and over again,” said Scot Ross with One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 07/11/2016
  • Conservative Legal Group Announces States’ Rights Initiative

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the new center and the Bradley Foundation don't represent the state's citizens and their needs.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/11/2016
  • Walker Denies Legal Counsel to Agency Sued by His Campaign Chair’s Legal Fund

    Gov. Walker is denying legal counsel to a state agency because the lawsuit was brought by his campaign chair’s legal fund.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/16/2016
  • Diving Into The Dark Money Of Scott Walker’s Bradley Foundation Donors

    The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is not simply a conservative, public interest law firm. It is a virtual extension of the political apparatus surrounding Gov. Scott Walker.

    Crooks & Liars, 04/15/2015
  • 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
  • One Wisconsin Now Research Reveals Gov. Walker Campaign Co-Chair As Major Financier of Propaganda Campaign Paving Way for Wrong For Wisconsin Right to Work Law

    Once again we see Michael Grebe and his Bradley Foundation paving the way for Gov. Walker’s right-wing, Tea Party agenda with a massive propaganda campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/23/2015
  • Is Sen. Johnson Not Getting PACUR to Pay for Planned 2016 Campaign?

    Johnson spent $9 million in 2010 in deceptive ads to win and he starts his 2016 campaign with the biggest lie of all by ignoring the unseemly $10 million ‘PACUR payoff’ that magically came just after the 2010 campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/20/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Updates Complaint Against Sen. Ron Johnson Over Disclosure of His Legal Bills in Lawsuit Against Affordable Care Act

    Based on new federal campaign finance filings, One Wisconsin Now has updated their FEC complaint over Johnson and the WILL’s lawsuit against Obamacare.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/12/2014
  • The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Smear Campaign

    The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.

    Cody Oliphant, 10/30/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair’s Fingerprints on Latest Political Hit Job to Try to Maintain Power for Gov. Walker

    A review of IRS records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals they have provided significant financial support for the media outlet that first reported on the smear.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/30/2014
  • Bradley Foundation’s WILL: Counsel for Walker’s Defense

    A right-wing “public interest” law firm and a legal expert who have raked in at least $1.75 million from the Bradley Foundation are entering the fray to try to help Gov. Walker out of his most recent legal jam.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/03/2014
  • 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
  • Rick Esenberg, the Bradley Foundation and the Case of Ron Johnson’s Missing Legal Bills

    The head of the WILL changed his story again in response to questions about how his organization is being paid for legal work he is doing for Ron Johnson.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/09/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Updates FEC Complaint With New Evidence Contradicting Sen. Ron Johnson Claim Over His Legal Bills for His Anti-Health Care Reform Lawsuit

    One Wisconsin Now is updating its complaint with federal election regulators over Johnson’s failure to properly disclose his campaign’s spending for his legal costs.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/07/2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court Issues Anti-Worker Decision in Harris V. Quinn

    The right-wing legal organization that helped bring the case received financial support from the Bradley Foundation run by Scott Walker’s campaign chair .

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/30/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses to Answer the Simple Question: Is He Still Doing It?

    While Walker refuses to answer if he continues to direct a scheme to avoid campaign laws, the right-wing mega-funder Bradley Foundation’s chief Michael Grebe, might have the answer.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/25/2014
  • Will Sen. Ron Johnson Extend Call for Transparency to Himself?

    In a recent press release Sen. Ron Johnson announced he is calling for more “transparency” in the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal analyses of the Affordable Care Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2014
  • Wisconsin Money Badger Michael Grebe and Bradley Foundation, Cash Cow for Right-Wing Politicians

    Besides using the Bradley Foundation-funded law firm and getting a sweetheart delayed billing deal, Johnson is trying to milk this lawsuit for campaign cash for himself.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Files Federal Election Commission Complaint Over Sen. Johnson’s Failure to Disclose Legal Fees

    One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Johnson improperly failed to disclose expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/14/2014
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Is Suing Over Health Care, But Who’s Paying?

    Despite declaring he could use campaign funds to cover legal costs, a review of Johnson's campaign finance reports reveal no incurred obligations or expenditures related to the suit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/12/2014
  • Bradley Foundation Dollars Continued to Fuel Right Wing Noise Machine in 2012

    According to documents reviewed by One Wisconsin Now, staples of the state right wing noise machine were once again beneficiaries of the largesse of Michael Grebe in 2012.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/17/2013
  • Walker Campaign Co-Chair’s Foundation Funds Group Suing MATC Over Taxpayer-Finance Savings Plan

    The lawsuit by the WILL over a contract signed by the MATC comes thanks to the CEO of the Bradley Foundation, which has contributed $500,000 to WILL.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/01/2013