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  • Posted GOP Voter Disenfranchisement Plan Expected to Pass Assembly Despite Threat to Legal Voters to One Wisconsin Now
    State Infrastructure Not Ready to Implement Costly, Job-Free Voter ID Scheme Madison -- Wisconsin Assembly Republicans are expected this evening to pass the most restrictive voter right scheme in the nation that will disenfranchise tens of thousands of legal voters, including seniors, students, minorities and working Wisconsinites. One Wisconsin Now believes the current legislation will likely end up in court,...
  • Posted The Flaming Nazi Gasbag attacks. to One Wisconsin Now
    No, not the Hindenburg. That's just a zeppelin. Rush Limbaugh launched a false and inflammatory attack against One Wisconsin Now on Friday, because he wants a Wisconsin Supreme Court that supports Scott Walker, and not us. Rush is in a snit because One Wisconsin Now has called for an investigation into Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus's conduct and the votes...
  • Posted Walker email count omits 18,000 from One WI Now supporters to One Wisconsin Now
    Add this to the numbers swirling around emails sent to Governor Walker about his controversial "budget repair" bill. Not included in the count of Walker's email were the messages One Wisconsin Now supporters sent to the Wisconsin state legislature opposing Walker's assault on worker's rights. All in all, 22,064 people signed our petition aginst the so-called budget repair bill, and...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/28/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    Walker signs Chamber of Commerce (WMC) payoff into law Wisconsin conservatives: putting corporate profits before people, every time.   Voter disenfranchisment bill on fast track It won't create any jobs or stimulate the economy, but legislation requiring voter identification appears to be on the fast track at the Capitol.   RoJo turns his back on Tea Party caucus ...and the...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/27/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    GOP-backed voter ID requirement draws criticism "The voter identification bill will disenfranchise voters, add to the state's already $3.3 billion deficit and not create a single private-sector job," said Scot Ross, of One Wisconsin Now.   Milwaukee County DA: 'No evidence to support allegations of organized, large-scale vote fraud' "In the course of our work we have never found any...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/25/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    Walker spending $48 million for job-less HSA tax shelter for the wealthy Walker's first bill signed doesn't create one single job and adds to the deficit.   Illinois Wind Energy Association turns the tables on Walker, welcomes Wisconsin's fleeing wind energy companies "Today the Illinois Wind Energy Association (IWEA) invited wind power developers working in Wisconsin to focus their efforts...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/24/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    Voter suppression doesn't come cheap Not only would the Republican's Poll Tax bill, also called voter ID, cost the taxpayers millions to expand DMV access, but their next target, ending same-day registration, will also cost millions to implement. Voter suppression has a hefty price tag.  Fraud allegations against voter vouching completely false Parisi also says the existence of fraud related...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/21/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    Priebus' Republican National Committe: A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of David Koch's Americans for Prosperity? The new RNC chair Reince Priebus, implicated in Americans for Prosperity's voter-caging scandal, carried a lot of water for the Koch-led group in Wisconsin. Now he's rewarded.   Walker axes biofuel boiler A plan to spend $100 million to convert a coal-burning boiler to one that...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/20/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    Tort reform supporter bends truth about own lawsuit history For a bill designed to make it easier for Wisconsin businesses to operate without the fear of a lawsuit, there was a surprising lack of business owners who turned out to testify on its behalf. One of the few who did wasn't exactly straight with the facts. Thomas "Cap" Wulf, the...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/19/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    One Wisconsin Now prevails in lawsuit against Juneau County DA Scott Southworth for withholding public records   GOP lawsuit "reform" bill a payoff to big business, won't create a single job The GOP rode into power claiming that job creation would be job one. We're still waiting.   Van Hollen now officially wasting taxpayer dollars in useless healthcare reform lawsuit...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/18/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    Walker plan would kill wind energy, $1.8 billion in economic development Buried in a regulatory reform bill proposed by Gov. Scott Walker earlier this week lies a provision that wind energy insiders say could shut down 12 wind farm projects, cost investors billions and essentially kill the industry in the state. Walker says BadgerCare too big Walker called for Medicaid...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/14/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    The news you need to start your day. Is the Ingeteam wind turbine plant Walker's next Talgo? Walker already chased the Talgo plant and the rest of the 13,000 jobs the high speed rail line would have created out of Wisconsin. Are wind-energy jobs that far behind? Walker's new regulations on wind (except for the giant loophole he left for...
  • Posted Why Voter ID is bad for Wisconsin to One Wisconsin Now
    Many of you have written in response to our email yesterday about the voter ID bill. Some of you were very enthusiastic in your support of our efforts to fight back against this assault on our voting rights. But others of you had questions about the bill, and wondered why we oppose requiring qualified voters to show an ID at...
  • Posted Morning Must-Read: 1/13/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    GOP introduces voter ID bill Voter ID is a big government solution in search of a problem. There is absolutely no evidence of a widespread conspiracy to commit voter fraud, or 'to vote more than once.' Our Republican Attorney General investigated the 2008 elections looking for any and all signs of so-called 'voter fraud' and turned up 11 improper votes...
  • Commented on Walker says Wisconsin is NOT open to wind turbine businesses, but gives special exemption to campaign donor to develop wetlands
    Bubbiesue -- I disagree that this post is "inflamed" rhetoric. Pointing out that Walker is sold-out to big business, and especially big businesses that donate to his campaign isn't rhetoric, that's pretty demonstrably clear from the news article that the...
  • Posted OWN's Must-Reads for 1/12/2011 to One Wisconsin Now
    Welcome to the first of OWN's Morning Must-Reads, a daily round-up of the news from around Wisconsin that you need to know. Morning Must-Reads for 1/12/2011 Walker's wind payback Walker ran on a promise to reduce regulations on businesses, but apparently if you're a business competitor of a wealthy Walker donor, watch out. A regulatory reform bill proposed Tuesday by...
  • Posted How much will WI taxpayers pay for Van Hollen's lawsuit gimmick? to One Wisconsin Now
    Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen is doing what conservatives do best these days -- wasting taxpayer dollars performing totally empty gestures in an effort to gin up the Tea Party base. See yesterday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Van Hollen is pushing hard for Wisconsin to join the multi-state lawsuit against the historic federal health insurance reform bill signed into law...
  • Posted Introducing Wisconsin's new conservative overlords: Meet the Majority to One Wisconsin Now
    Behold, our latest project -- MeetTheMajority.com, where we pull back the slimy, cold-blanket of rhetoric and deception and expose the extremism and failed policies of the new members of the conservative legislative majority. Here are just a few of the highlights from the new corporate-controlled conservatives: Rep. Kathy Bernier of Chippewa Falls who said the state domestic partner registry...
  • Posted UPDATED: 6,000 have signed 'Save the Train' letter to Walker, have you? to One Wisconsin Now
    Wow, what a response! Almost 2,500 6,000 Wisconsinites have signed our letter to Governor-elect Scott Walker urging him to reconsider his opposition to the high speed rail project. We're going to deliver the letter to Walker with the signers this week, so if you haven't signed yet, do it now! https://secure3.convio.net/pn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=576 Long-time One WI Now intern and superb voice-over talent...
  • Posted Scott Walker continues to snub Wisconsin campaign finance laws to One Wisconsin Now
    Madison - Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has violated the state of Wisconsin's campaign finance laws 1,115 times since 2009 by failing to disclose information about contributors who donated more than $100. Walker's serial offenses include 456 contributions filed in the last 72 hours totaling nearly $284,000. The total contributions in violation of Wisconsin statute 11.60(1) total $518,096. One...
  • Posted Ron Johnson's PACUR LLC Pays Zero State Income Taxes, But Makes $5,000 Contribution to Republican Governors Association< to One Wisconsin Now
    Ron Johnson's PACUR LLC made a $5,000 contribution August 18, 2010 to the Republican Governors Association (RGA) political organization, despite the fact PACUR has paid no state income taxes from 1997 to 2008, according to records from the Department of Revenue obtained by One Wisconsin Now and the RGA's most-recent filing with the Internal Revenue Service. One Wisconsin Now obtained...
  • Posted Walker latest "plan" -- Biggest corporate tax loophole in history? Or just another gimmick? to One Wisconsin Now
    With failed Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, you just never know what it's gonna be. Will his latest idea be a gigantic giveaway to corporation at the expense of Wisconsin's working families? Or will it be a totally empty promise, another in a long list of gimmicks trotted out by Brown Bag Boy?Part of Walker's three-page agenda calls for making...
  • Posted Ron Johnson: Protecting pedophile priests, now with video! to One Wisconsin Now
    Here's a choice video released this week in which we find Mr. Ron Johnson, family-values and law-and-order party candidate for US Senate testifying against the Wisconsin Child Victims Act, which would have eliminated the statute of limitation on lawsuits brought by victims of abuse by priests against the Catholic Church. When it comes to big-money interests, whether they be corporate...
  • Posted But wait, I thought the Tea Party said there WEREN'T going to be billboards? to One Wisconsin Now
    When One Wisconsin Now blew the lid off of the Tea Party/WISGOP/Americans for Prosperity alleged voter caging plan to disenfranchise tens or hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters this November, I suppose we expected some spin from those involved. But even we were surprised when everyone started flat-out lying. First, Mark Block, the leader of Americans for Prosperity of Wisconsin,...
  • Commented on One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression Plans Between Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Groups
    The reason this would work, even with same-day reg, is that people who are already registered will not be prepared with the material they need to re-register at the polling place on Election Day. If you head to the poll...
  • Posted One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression Plans Between Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Groups to One Wisconsin Now
    Coordination on Voter Caging, Targeting Minorities, College Students Outlined in Documents, Tea Party Meeting Recording A coordinated plot by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin and organizations in the so-called Tea Party movement targeting minority voters and college students in a possibly illegal "voter caging" effort for voter suppression has been uncovered in evidence we have obtained. Based...
  • Posted Lead, follow or get out of the way to One Wisconsin Now
    The private sector continues to add jobs, thanks in large part to President Obama's Recovery Act, this month gaining more than 67,000 jobs. We're still making progress, but we've got a long way to go before we can make up for the 750,000 jobs per month we were hemorrhaging under the Bush Administration. Here's a handy visual:And once again, Republicans...
  • Posted Happy Labor Day weekend! to One Wisconsin Now
    With lots going on everywhere this weekend. Let's take a minute to remember (and remind others) who built this country, gave us the weekend, vacation time, sick leave, benefits, safe workplaces, and elevated our workforce to the best in the world. It was the American workforce and organized labor. Happy Labor Day, Wisconsin! Keep working!...
  • Posted The latest "That's Debatable" -- Fundraisers, FEMA and Trains to One Wisconsin Now
    "That's Debatable" is a weekly column published by WisOpinion.com featuring One WI Now's Scot Ross debating Brian Fraley from the conservative MacIver Institute on the 'hot topic' of the week. This week's topic: Fundraisers, FEMA and Trains...but mostly about trains, and how Scott Walker apparently doesn't want to bring 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin with the high-speed train. Check it out!http://wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=29605...
  • Posted Pot meet kettle to One Wisconsin Now
    Sort of like how Walker's plan to eliminate state jobs that are already unfilled wouldn't save homeowners any money... From WisPolitics.com ... -- Guv hopeful Scott Walker today dismissed Mark Neumann's property tax plan as nothing more than a tax shift that wouldn't save homeowners any money, but the two candidates largely avoided any fireworks in their first head-to-head debate...
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