Bob Taft has signed legislation raising the price of fuel in the state
2 cents a gallon as of July 1, The Toledo Blade reported.
also lowers the legal threshold for drunken driving from a blood alcohol
content of 0.10 percent to 0.08, as mandated by federal law.
will raise the fuel tax 6 cents a gallon to 28 cents over the next three
years. In the third year, however, if the federal government meets certain
highway funding goals, the state would reduce up to 2 cents of the increase.
phases out the current 3-cent diesel fuel surcharge, beginning in 2005.
with hikes in vehicle registration fees and drivers' licenses, the Ohio
Transportation Department estimated the bill would generate $580 million
more a year solely for road projects, the newspaper reported.