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Onalaska lawmaker says state study shows him to be most bi-partisan in Wisconsin Assembly

Brad Williams

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One La Crosse lawmaker often bills himself as bi-partisan. 

Now, Steve Doyle has a study to back up his claim. 

Democrat Doyle says the report from the non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau rates him as the most bi-partisan member of the current Wisconsin Assembly.     

The report says that based on votes cast during the last two years, Doyle sided with the Republican leadership more often than any other Democrat. 

“It wasn’t even a close call,” said Doyle. “I came in Number One, as the most bi-partisan member” of the state Assembly.

In one category, it was 93 per cent of the time on bills where at least one Democrat supported the position of Republican leaders. 

Doyle, who’s running for re-election in the 94th District, points out that he is also appointed often to task forces which include members of both parties.     

The report also measured when Republicans agree with Democratic leaders, and area reps Tony Kurtz and Loren Oldenburg scored high in that area.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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    George Caplan

    August 21, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Thats great but dosnt really mean much , why not give us an actual number ? How many times in his career has he voted the right way? Seems to be just political BS

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    George Caplan

    August 21, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Why not give an actual number of times he voted right. Dosnt mean anything without the number. Typical political BS

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