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02/25/2019

FOR Ohio Update--February 25, 2019

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, Governor DeWine and his Administration committed to addressing Ohio’s transportation funding problem and included an 18-cent increase in the state motor fuel user fee in their two-year Transportation Budget proposal. The increase would take effect on July 1, 2019.  In addition, the fee would be indexed to the Consumer Price Index annually. 

ACEC Ohio testified in support of increased transportation funding at the House Finance Committee last Wednesday (ACEC Ohio House testimony 2.20.19) and will testify again this week  in support of the Govenor's proposal for a motor fuel user fee increase with indexing. Bergman Testify

Our coalition must maintain a strong show of support as this proposal moves through the legislature. With a short time frame to consider the state Transportation budget, it must be passed by the end of March, both Representatives and Senators need to hear from you. Please contact your legislators, either by phone, email or letter, asking them to support the DeWine Administration’s transportation funding proposal.  Sample Support Letter

Locate your state representative and senator by zip code here. Call 1-800-282-0253 to be connected directly to your Representative or Senator’s Office.

Additional information by county and municipality has been completed by ODOT and can be found at: ODOT local information

Thank you for everything you are doing to advocate for Ohio’s economy and people. For more information and for recent news on this issue, please visit https://fixourroadsohio.com/.

~Beth

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