MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he will be gathering stakeholders on Monday to discuss a shortage of propane heating fuel in Wisconsin.
Walker said Thursday there is no quick fix to the shortage hitting many regions nationwide and sending prices for propane and natural gas to record highs.
Republican state Sen. Dale Schultz on Wednesday asked Walker to use some of the state's surplus revenue to address the problem, but Walker says more money will not have an impact.
Winter storms and bitter cold are contributing to the problem.
According to the Energy Department 5.5 million U.S. households heat with propane, mostly in the Midwest and South.
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