Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18-cent hike in the gas tax is still before state lawmakers. They would have to approve it as part of the transportation budget, which must be signed into law by March 31. The Republican leader in the Ohio Senate says if that tax goes up, he wants another one to go down.
Senate President Larry Obhof says if lawmakers have to hike the gas tax, it should be paired at some point with a tax cut.
“I think we should do an income tax cut anyway. But I absolutely would support doing an offset.”