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House Democratic Leader Sykes issues statement on proposed gas tax

February 21, 2019
Democratic Newsroom

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Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. DeWine’s proposed $2.4 billion gas tax increase:

“The governor’s proposed $2 billion tax increase is a tremendous amount of money for working people, families and seniors - people who have done everything right, but are now being asked to do even more. We’ll be evaluating the governor’s proposed tax increase and working with our Republican colleagues to determine a path forward that doesn’t overburden people living paycheck to paycheck. Ultimately, we have the responsibility to ensure that local communities can fix potholes, repair streets while providing necessary resources for public transportation.”