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The I-70/I-71 interchange will be getting a major redo in the coming years.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Ohio’s legislature has assembled a bipartisan working group to study how to improve the state's infrastructure.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

Starting Monday, Ohioans will be paying more at the pump.

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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Mike Thompson and guest host Ann Fisher discuss a proposed constitutional amendment before requiring that Ohio’s presidential electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote.

Ned Foley, an Ohio State law professor and elections expert, joins the show.

Otto Motors self-driving truck
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Beginning July 1, Ohio’s gas tax will increase by 10.5 cents per gallon for regular fuel. The tax on diesel will go up by 19 cents, because big trucks do most of the damage on Ohio’s roads.

highway in Columbus
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Members of the Ohio House and Senate reached a deal to raise the gas tax by 10.5 cents beginning in July. The lawmakers say that will be enough to help Ohio close a funding gap for construction on the state's roads and bridges.

Mike DeWine
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The fight over raising the state’s gas tax has been hard fought between the Ohio Legislature and Gov. Mike DeWine.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

A committee of the Ohio House and Senate has approved a proposal to increase the state tax on gas by 10.5 cents a gallon and the tax on diesel fuel by 19 cents. The funds will go to maintaining deteriorating roads and bridges.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

The deadline for a new state transportation budget with a gas tax hike came and went at midnight—without a new spending plan being signed. Lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse this week hoping to work it out.

Franklin County Engineer and bridge engineer Ed Herrick stand in front of the Dublin-Granville Road bridge, which is rated "poor."
Nick Evans / WOSU

Ed Herrick offers me a bright yellow reflective vest and starts rummaging around in his car. He pulls out a metal baton with a long chain attached to one end, and starts trudging toward a small bridge. 

Ohio House

Ohio lawmakers haven’t been able to come to an agreement over how much to raise the state’s gas tax.

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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Steve Brown and Mike Thompson discuss what a recent poll says about the minds of Ohio voters.  Lauren Copeland, associate director of Baldwin Wallace University's Community Research Institute, joins the show.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

Ohio lawmakers continue to work behind closed doors on hammering out an agreement over how much to increase the state’s gas tax. The money would go toward the Ohio Department of Transportation's road construction projects, which face a funding shortfall of $1 billion.

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina)
Ohio Senate

As lawmakers are working out differences in their transportation budgets, there’s one thing in the Senate’s version that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with transportation: a change in a tax credit designed for low-income people. It’s being tied to the increase in the gas tax.

Gov. Mike DeWine is trying a last ditch effort to push lawmakers back toward the gas tax increase that he originally proposed – which they slashed dramatically. 

The Republican Senate president is saying the competing transportation budget proposals are closer than they appear as lawmakers go into the final week of negotiations before the deadline to pass a new budget.

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