Listen Live on  

1310 WIBA

Madison's News/Talk Station

Governor Walker picked to lead Midwest governors group

 Governor Walker picked to lead Midwest governors group
Posted March 6th, 2014 @ 4:48pm by Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to focus on propane issues as the new chair of the Midwestern Governor's Association.




The Washington-based group brings governors and staff together to solve significant problems in the region.




The association asked President Barack Obama for federal help in January as the region's propane supply dwindled. Walker said in a statement Thursday that as chairman, he wants to start the propane conversation immediately.




Walker's administration has already eased regulations for propane drivers and made more state aid available to help low-income residents afford propane. The fuel's cost has increased with the shortage.




Walker becomes the fourth Wisconsin governor to chair the Midwestern Governor's Association. Former Gov. Jim Doyle led the nine-member group in 2007.


Recommended Stories

More from 1310 WIBA