DeWine Signs 10.5-cent Gas Tax Hike
He also signed legislation eliminating the front license plate requirement
Ohioans will pay more at the pump starting this July, thanks to a 10.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine Wednesday.
The 10.5 cents-per-gallon increase on motor fuel and 19 cents-per-gallon increase on diesel approved by Ohio lawmakers were less than what DeWine initially requested. But the GOP governor’s proposed 18 cents-per-gallon increase was too high for his fellow Republicans in the Ohio Legislature.
After DeWine accepted a number lower than his “bare minimum,” Ohio lawmakers in the House and Senate squabbled for days over the right rate to pay for Ohio’s crumbling roads and bridges while not unnecessarily raising taxes for the state’s drivers. Business groups also fought against higher diesel taxes.
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