WMC Tag Archive


  • Republicans Protect Special State Tax Loopholes at Request of Big Business Lobby

    In this budget, the GOP protected state tax loopholes for big business benefactors, and the rest of us are the ones paying for it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/13/2019
  • WMC Putting on Pre-Election Corporate Special Interest Pep Rally for Gov. Scott Walker

    The state’s largest corporate special interest lobbying outfit, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, is hosting a pre-election pep rally for Scott Walker today.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2018
  • State Lobby for Big Corporate Special Interests Starts Spending to Try to Save Scott Walker

    The Same Gang That Tried to Win Election With Ad Outing Child Victim of Sex Assault Now Misleads on Record of Tony Evers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/16/2018
  • Is Brad Schimel More Interested in Protecting the Big Corporate Lobby Than Crime Victims?

    Today, One Wisconsin Now Research Director Joanna Beilman-Dulin blasted DOJ’s response as, “wholly inadequate.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/16/2018
  • Wisconsin Votes a Blue Streak

    WMC set a new low, violating the privacy of children who were the victims of sexual abuse ... The voters have spoken, overwhelmingly rejecting these tactics.

    The Progressive, 04/04/2018
  • Voters Reject Despicable Campaign Tactics of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. Will Business Members of Group Do the Same?

    Voters rejected the efforts of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce that spent at least $1.6 million to try to elect their favored candidate.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/04/2018
  • WMC Takes Down Board of Directors Page

    This shows that in their desperation to try and win an election WMC knows it did something hideous and now they are trying to hide.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/02/2018
  • Victim’s Family Asks WMC to Take Supreme Court Ad Down

    Meanwhile, liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, which has worked to discredit Screnock, sent a letter to WMC’s Board of Directors.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/31/2018
  • Group Wants Ad Criticizing Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Stopped

    The criticism of the ad comes from several victims advocates as well as the liberal-leaning, One Wisconsin Now group.

    WITI-TV, 03/30/2018
  • Open Letter to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Demanding It Pull Down Television Advertisement

    One Wisconsin Now has sent the following letter to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce demanding it pull down the television ad.

    Scot Ross, 03/30/2018
  • Michael Screnock’s Work Defending Didion, Dairy Producers Draws Fire From Liberal, Conservation Groups

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin at One Wisconsin Now said voters should not trust a candidate who has sided with “big corporate polluters and recklessly unsafe employers.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/29/2018
  • Milwaukee Family Says Political Ad Identifies Sexual Assault Victims

    A Milwaukee family says it's outraged after seeing a political advertisement on TV that they say identifies child victims of sexual assault.

    WTMJ-TV, 03/28/2018
  • The Strange Race for Supreme Court

    Some $1.5 million has been spent by the WMC to support him, including ... $898,430 for the general election, according to figures compiled by One Wisconsin Now.

    Urban Milwaukee, 03/27/2018
  • Michael Screnock Wants to Continue His Public Service on the Supreme Court

    He has also faced scrutiny for not saying whether he would step away from cases involving the state’s business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/25/2018
  • They’re Back: Big Corporate Special Interests Drop More Money on Michael Screnock’s State High Court Bid

    Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is back on the air with television and radio ads in support of their favored candidate, Michael Screnock.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/23/2018
  • The Screnock Rule: No Campaign Check = No Time For You

    Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock will be a no-show at a forum sponsored by the Dane County Bar Association today.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/13/2018
  • How Will Michael Screnock Thank the State Big Business Lobby?

    Michael Screnock was the beneficiary of nearly $600,000 in television ads courtesy of the state big business lobby. How will he say thank you?

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/28/2018
  • Election Night Losers: Gov. Scott Walker, NRA, WMC and Michael Screnock

    Despite a massive spending advantage and no other conservative opposition, the hand-picked candidate of Gov. Scott Walker failed to snag a majority of the vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/21/2018
  • Screnock Knocks Dallet As Activist; She Slams Rival As Tool of Special Interests

    One Wisconsin Now tallied $584,000 spent by the WMC Issues Mobilization Council on broadcast, cable and satellite TV praising Screnock.

    WisPolitics, 02/20/2018
  • Republican Party Gave Supreme Court Candidate $110,000

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now said Tuesday [right-wing special interest groups] have spent nearly $550,000 so far.

    Associated Press, 02/14/2018
  • Beneficiary of $500,000 Plus Special Interest Groups TV Ad Buys Won’t Support Reform of Judicial Recusal Rule

    Michael Screnock’s Rejection of Recusal Rule Reform Signals Special Interests Their Spending on His Election Could Pay Off

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/07/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker, A.G. Brad Schimel and Corporate Special Interest Lobby Support Right-Wing Rewrite of Rules For U.S. Supreme Court

    Gov. Scott Walker, Attorney General Brad Schimel and WMC are now turning their sights to rewriting the rules for nominees to the United States Supreme Court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/22/2017
  • Group That Backed Upping Gas Tax Rips Democrat for Same View

    "WMC is attacking a Democrat for supporting the same policy that they do, and that his opponent does," said Scot Ross of liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 10/10/2016
  • One Wisconsin Now to State Big Business Lobby: ‘Invitation Accepted’

    We’ll debate whoever the state big business lobby wants about this giveaway of millions of our tax dollars to a handful of multimillionaires anytime, anywhere.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/30/2016
  • State Big Business Lobby Discouraged State Economic Development Agency From Trying to Keep Major Corporation in Wisconsin … And Gov. Walker’s Administration Listened

    It is appalling that Gov. Scott Walker’s WEDC would not do their job because a special interest lobby told them not to.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/02/2016
  • Muslim Group Calls for Compromise in Ariens Prayer Dispute

    When the head of Gov. Walker's job creation agency makes dozens of workers choose between their religion and their jobs, it's another reminder of why Wisconsin remains at the bottom of job creation in the Midwest.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/17/2016
  • Group Plans Ad Blitz in Support of Measure That Would Likely Oust Shirley Abrahamson As Chief Justice

    It’s very clear that the corporate special interests and lobbyists are trying to undo the results of the 2009 election in which Chief Justice Abrahamson was overwhelmingly reelected.

    Capital Times, 03/30/2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wrong for Wisconsin Right-to-Work Advocates Get Exclusive Access on Gov. Walker’s European Vacation

    An open records request has uncovered that the only two non-government employees who accompanied Gov. Walker on his ostensible trade mission to London.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/28/2015
  • 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
  • Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1, being heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

    Scot Ross, 01/08/2015
  • The Best Defense Money Can Buy: Parties Involved in Criminal Investigation of Campaign Collusion Spent Millions to Help Elect Court Majority That Could Hear Cases

    The Supreme Court, with Justice Bradley abstaining, voted to hear several appeals related to the criminal investigation of collusion between the Walker's campaign and outside groups.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/17/2014
  • Campaign Finance Records Reveal Out-of-State Special Interests Funneling Support for Gov. Walker Through In-State Big Business Lobby

    According to campaign finance filings, the RGA appears to have been funneling their TV ads supporting Walker through the state big business lobby, WMC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/03/2014
  • 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
  • Longtime Southwest Wisconsin State Senator Not Buying What Howard Marklein Is Selling

    It’s not just his voting record of following the his party bosses more than 99 percent of the time that say Howard Marklein is full of it when he claims he’s independent.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2014
  • ‘Party Line’ Marklein Follows the Lead of Party Bosses and Big Business Lobby

    Howard Marklein touts his political independence while on the campaign trail, but a review of his voting record in Madison tells a very different tale.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2014
  • College Republicans Not the Only Allies of Gov. Walker Saying “Yes to the Dress”

    A review of annual reports from the Bradley Foundation, run by Gov. Walker’s campaign co-chair, shows it doled out $80,000 to Ave Maria University in Florida.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/03/2014
  • WMC Doubles Down on Attacks on Wisconsin Women

    A top lobbyist at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce unleashed an angry tirade at a Tuesday press conference held by women opposing WMC’s attacks on pay equity in Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2014
  • WMC Scrubs Controversial Graphic Attacking Pay Equity From Website

    Less than 24 hours after leaders called out WMC for attacking pay equity supporters as radical and anti-business, it appears WMC has scrubbed their website and taken down their graphic insulting supporters of equal pay.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2014
  • Leaders Tell WMC Equal Pay Is Good for Business

    It’s offensive that WMC is trying to raise money off the suggestion that equal pay is a radical idea and it’s disappointing to think that Wisconsin businesses would contribute to such campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/30/2014
  • Wisconsin Lawmakers, Business Group Fight Over Pay Equity

    Lawmakers, along with representatives of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now and the women’s rights organization 9to5, called on the state chamber to remove an offensive, anti-equal pay image from its website.

    Associated Press, 09/30/2014
  • #TBT Eight Million Reasons Four WI Supreme Court Justices Must Recuse in Walker-John Doe Case

    A reminder from April 14 of how four of seven Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices owe their current elected position to the millions of dollars in spending in their races by the Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/25/2014
  • Will Gov. Walker Answer the $700,000 Question?

    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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/27/2014
  • Corporate Special Interests, Gov. Walker Buy Supreme Court Victory Over Workers, Voters

    MADISON, Wis. — Today’s state Supreme Court decisions supporting Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on workers and voters were spearheaded by a four-member majority bloc that was elected through $8 million in spending by...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2014
  • WMC MIA on Walker Attacks on Wisconsin Business

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce comments on outsourcing and Wisconsin jobs. ‎”Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce has spent millions of...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/30/2014