Sen. Baldwin talks gas prices ahead of holiday weekend

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) Senator Tammy Baldwin was in our studio to talk about Fourth of July travel and the impact it is having on Wisconsin families.

Baldwin says Wisconsinites cannot afford to pay higher prices at the pump and are already paying above the national average.

She says demand for gas is down and supply is up, but we are still seeing higher prices because speculators on wall street are bringing in the profits.

Senator Baldwin says the Fourth of July should be about celebrating, not about worrying about your wallet.

"This is a time where families can look forward to vacation, and yet these wall street banks, these specualtors are grabbing these profits and hurting families across the country, including in Wisconsin," says Baldwin.

Senator Baldwin also talked about the state of VA facilities in Wisconsin, saying some are doing better than the national average, while others are not.

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