Ohio gas tax debate: Where things stand today


State lawmakers are still at an impasse over how much more money Ohio motorists should pay in the state gas tax.

Here’s a look at where the issue currently stands

No action coming today

A conference committee assigned to hammer out a compromise between the Ohio House and Senate versions of the bill canceled its meeting today and rescheduled it for 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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Gov. DeWine, House have deal for 11-cent-per-gallon increase

Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio House have agreed on a plan to increase the gas tax by 11-cents per gallon and the diesel tax by 20-cents per gallon, beginning July 1. But the Senate, which originally agreed to a 6-cent gas tax increase, is opposed. Details about how much higher senators are willing to go have not been discussed publicly.

What is the current tax?

The current gas tax, which was last increased in 2005, is 28-cents per gallon.

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When would a gas tax increase take effect?

Lawmakers blew past a March 31 deadline to have the $7.4 billion, two-year transportation budget signed into law. Significantly longer delays could end up impacting transportation spending when the new fiscal year starts July 1.

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