Income Tax Reduction Considered to Offset Gasoline Tax Increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--Ohio lawmakers are considering a proposal to move the idea of an increase in the state's gas tax into the budget where it could be offset as part of a bigger tax package.

State Senate President Larry Obhof said if a gas tax were approved he would seek an income tax cut to prevent the budget having a net tax increase.

Governor Mike DeWine recently proposed an 18-cent increase to Ohio's current 28-cent gas tax but lawmakers are concerned the number is too big for residents to take all at once.

Several ideas on both sides of the aisle are now being proposed to help taxpayers absorb the new gas tax with Democrats set to unveil a tax credit bill at the statehouse Wednesday.

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