Increase in Ohio Gasoline Tax Approved

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--A day after a deadline passed for a new transportation budget to be approved, Ohio lawmakers came together and approved a new two-year budget plan, which includes an increase in the gasoline tax.

A conference committee of Ohio House and Senate members agreed to increase the tax by 10.5-cents a gallon for unleaded gasoline, and 19-cents a gallon for diesel fuel.

Originally, Governor Mike DeWine asked for an increase of 18-cents a gallon for unleaded. The Ohio Senate also originally approved an increase of just 6-cents a gallon.

The new tax rate goes into effect July 1st. Ohio currently taxes regular unleaded gasoline at 28-cents a gallon.

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