Mike DeWine says Ohio needs to increase its gasoline tax by 18 cents a gallon to raise money to repair Ohio’s crumbling roads and meet some new construction needs.
Ohio last increased its gasoline tax in 2005, to 28 cents a gallon. Tax collections have been essentially flat since then, largely because of more fuel efficient cars and in some cases cars that use no gasoline at all.
An increase of 18 cents a gallon would amount to $86 a year for a driver of a car traveling 12,000 miles at 25 miles per gallon.
Share your thoughts by voting in this poll. Below the poll are links to some background material, including what other states are exploring to move away from a per-gallon tax. One top idea is charging people by the miles they drive, instead of the fuel they use.