- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014
Man falls from roller coaster at Wis. resort

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a 64-year-old man has fallen off an indoor roller coaster at a Wisconsin theme park.

The Sauk County sheriff’s office dispatch center says the man fell 15 to 20 feet and landed on the floor Thursday.

The dispatch center says it happened around 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Olympus Theme Park & Water Park Resort.

Paramedics were called. The man’s condition is not known.

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Committee votes to extend donation time

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Senate committee has voted to expand the amount of time lobbyists can give personal donations to candidates running for office in Wisconsin.

The Senate Elections Committee voted 3-2 on Thursday to pass a bill that allows lobbyists to begin giving donations to candidates on April 15. Current law doesn’t allow donations to begin until June.

Republicans who support the change say it’s needed to correspond with new election deadlines tied to the earlier August primary date. April 15 is the day candidates can begin circulating petitions to get on the ballot.

The committee removed a portion of the bill that would have allowed lobbyists to pass along donations from others at any time of the year, rather than after June 1.

The bill now goes to the full Senate.

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Gov. Walker picked to lead Midwest governors group

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.

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Walker lobbies Kerry for Keystone XL pipeline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sending another letter in support of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

Walker addressed the letter Thursday to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the project’s approval. The letter is similar to one he sent in April and comes after the State Department found the pipeline would have little impact on the environment.

Walker says the pipeline would create up to 9,000 jobs in Wisconsin over 20 years.

The Obama Administration has delayed a decision on the pipeline for years. Environmentalists and some landowners oppose the project, while oil companies and the Canadian government support it.

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