Companies that cause air pollution are accused of buying members of Congress through campaign contributions...
A study by two environmental groups says the lawmakers who get the most money from large polluters are most likely to vote against clean-air bills that could hurt those companies. Four House Republicans from Wisconsin, and Senator Ron Johnson, are labeled as 'villains' for opposing all 13 bills aimed at protecting air quality. Area Democrats Ron Kind and Tim Walz were on the low end of the contribution scale. They were listed as supporting most, but not all, of the clean air bills monitored by the interest groups. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin was listed as Wisconsin's only 'clean air hero.'
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Remember when Governor Walker invited lawmakers of both parties to a cookout after the June recall election?
He's doing the same sort of thing during the football season, bringing Democrats and Republicans to the governor's residence to tailgate before a ball game. Onalaska rep Steve Doyle is on the guest list this Saturday, for a party to watch the Badgers play against Utah State. Democrat Doyle doesn't expect a lot of political talk at that party. but he is encouraged by Walker's efforts to bring members of the two parties together. Doyle tells us he has been trying to promote bipartisanship since joining the Assembly last year.