“We pay enough,” Tim Ferrell said.
Ferrell said his car has taken a beating from some roads with potholes and other hazards, leading to costly repairs.
“It turns into $400 to $500 real quick,” he said.
Jessica Livezey, another local driver, said she’s had trouble with area roads herself.
“I hit a huge pothole and had to have my tires replaced,” she said.
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But Livezey said she doesn't want to spend more than she has to at the pump.
“I don’t have a whole lot of money, anyway, so no, I don’t think that’s a good idea,” she said.
According to the governor's plan, the increase would help fund $1.5 billion in construction, maintenance and safety projects for roads and bridges throughout the Buckeye State.
Ohio’s current gas tax is lower than most of the states surrounding it except Kentucky, where the tax is 26 cents per gallon.
Ferrell said he might be open to the idea if improvements to roadways actually happen, but there should be a better way to go about it.
“If it’ll help to fix the roads, I’m all for it,” he said. “But like everybody else, we pay enough taxes on everything. There should be money there to do it.”
DeWine, whose office rolled out his proposal on Wednesday, is to share more details about it Thursday as part of his two-year transportation budget.