Daily Tax Report: State

Ohio House Passes Gas Tax Hike, Electric Vehicle Fee

March 7, 2019, 9:35 PM

The Republican-controlled Ohio House passed a pared-back version of a gas tax hike Gov. Mike DeWine has said the state needs to prevent deterioration of its highways and bridges.

DeWine (R) sought an 18-cent increase, which would have raised about $2.5 billion for state and local construction projects over two years. Instead, the House on March 7 passed a 10-cent increase for gasoline and a 20-cent increase for diesel.

The package (S.B. 62) would also impose an additional $200 registration fee for electric vehicles and a $100 registration fee for hybrids. Those vehicles...

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