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AFP-OH Releases Updated Report Highlighting Impact of Gas Tax on Ohioans

Apr 11, 2019 by AFP

COLUMBUS, OH – Americans for Prosperity-Ohio (AFP-OH) today launched a new campaign advocating solutions for improving America’s infrastructure without imposing new burdens on consumers through a 25-cent per gallon gas tax hike, which would impact virtually every aspect of the economy.

In the first phase of this campaign, AFP is releasing an updated state-by-state analysis of the real-life consequences that such a tax increase would have on people across the country.

View State-by-State Analysis of a 25-Cent Per Gallon Federal Gas Tax Increase 

The report finds that Ohio’s households would see an additional on-average $265 per year tax burden increase with the implementation of a 25-cent per gallon federal gas tax increase.

AFP-OH State Director Micah Derry issued the following statement:

“Ohioans have already been tasked with a massive gas tax increase this year at the state level, our nation’s infrastructure needs innovative solutions that don’t add to the burden that Ohio’s families already face.”

The group is also launching digital ads encouraging Senator Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Finance Tax Subcommittee, to oppose efforts to increase the gas tax and instead prioritize key reforms that will improve our nation’s infrastructure, such as:

  • Preserving federal infrastructure dollars for targeted construction projects of a national priority;
  • Unleashing private investment in infrastructure assets;
  • Returning power and responsibility to the states wherever possible;
  • Overhauling the regulatory and permitting system to improve outcomes and efficiency; and
  • Eliminating costly and unfair labor restrictions.

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AFP has long maintained that there are better ways to address our nation’s infrastructure challenges than asking taxpayers to reach back into their pockets to funnel more money into a broken system. The economy is booming in large part to the tax and regulatory reforms that Congress and the administration have implemented, and we urge them not to undermine that success by clawing back that tax relief at the gas pump

For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afphq.org or (571) 329-0161.