Gas prices could increase to help fund road, bridge repairs

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GROVEPORT, Ohio -- There are 357 bridges in Franklin County. Forty-eight of them are 100 years old. The question is, 'how to pay for the repairs?'In February, President Donald Trump endorsed the idea of a 25 cent-per-gallon tax increase that would be phased in over five years.The issue arose this week when both candidates for governor were asked about how to fix Ohio's crumbling infrastructure.Republican Mike DeWine suggested convening a blue-ribbon panel to decide the best approach.Democrat Richard Cordray says he's prepared to put a bond package before voters, which he believes they will pass.The current federal tax on gas is 18.4 cents per gallon and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel.Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson Matt Bruning says...

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Gas prices could increase to help fund road, bridge repairs

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