The news published 02/21/2019
Drivers in the Miami Valley are sceptical about the 18-cent increase to Ohio’s gas tax that was proposed by Governor Mike DeWine. According to the governor, the increase would help fund $1.5 billion in construction, maintenance and safety projects for roads and bridges throughout the state.
Local drivers believe that the current price is already high enough to have an impact on their wallets as it is.
Drivers say they have to spend a lot of money on repairs related to poor road conditions in the area.
Ohio’s current gas tax is lower than most of the states surrounding it except Kentucky, where the tax is 26 cents per gallon.
Local drivers are very optimistic about the idea to improve the roads, “but like everybody else, we pay enough taxes on everything. There should be money there to do it.”