U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking the administration to make a better plan in case of another propane crisis.
Baldwin, along with Minnesota’s Senator Al Franken, has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy, saying emergency protocols need to be in place should propane supplies get squeezed like they did last year.
A new propane terminal has opened in Hixton in west central Wisconsin and a state spokesperson says that new facility will help get more propane to customers this winter. Stephanie Marquis from the Division of Energy Services...
"....and with the new propane terminal that is opening today in Hixton that is going to be a very strong asset because they can load 360,000 gallons of propane and they can load six trucks per hour...."
Propane prices hit $6.00 per gallon during the shortage last winter, but Marquis says the price today is....
A Northwoods legislator is upset the Republican majority in the Assembly ignored an amendment she proposed to help people heating with propane. The amendment asked to send a bit of the budget surplus to provide a direct income tax deduction for every dollar spent in excess of two dollars per gallon of propane.
Ashland Democrat Janet Bewley says many of the downstate legislators don't have an idea so many people heat with propane..
Families and individuals struggling to pay high heat bills may be able to get help. Northwoods state lawmakers stopped in Rhinelander today to spread the word about the nonprofit Keep Wisconsin Warm fund.
That program has expanded its income limits to 80 percent of the state median income…to try and help more working households who may be feeling the pinch.
Senator Tom Tiffany, and Representatives Rob Swearingin, Jeff Mursau and Mary Czaja each donated a hundred dollars to the fund. Tiffany noted donations can be routed to aid whichever county you choose.