Ohio House Finance Committee votes on lower gas tax hike

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Ohio House Finance Committee votes on lower gas tax hike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio House Finance Committee is voting to approve a hike in the state’s gasoline tax but at a lower rate than asked for by the governor. The committee voted yesterday to approve a ten-point-seven-cent increase per gallon to be phased in over three years.

Governor Mike DeWine reacted sharply saying the number is not enough and anything less than his proposed 18-cent hike will not fill the gap in the transportation budget which must be approved by the end of March. Both Democrats and Republicans have both asked to offset the gas tax with other measures like income tax cuts or income tax credits.