Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he will ask lawmakers to approve an 18-cent per gallon increase in the state’s gasoline tax, which currently stands at 28-cents.
An 18-cent increase would raise $1.2 billion a year.
83rd District State Representative Jon Cross told WKTN’s Chad Spencer this morning that he feels that amount is too high.
While he said it would be great not to raise it at all, he would be more in favor of a 10 cents a gallon increase.
ODOT is facing a billion dollar shortfall, and Cross said it’s going to be important to address the need of repairing Ohio’s bridges and roads.
Both sides are still in the discussion stage before the issue is taken up in the statehouse.