The debate over proposed increases in Ohio's gas tax is headed to a joint House and Senate committee to resolve the two chambers' differences.

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The House has proposed increases of 10.7 cents a gallon for gas and 20 cents a gallon for diesel fuel to maintain the state's roads and bridges. The Senate wants to increase the current tax of 28 cents a gallon for gas and diesel by only six cents.

House Speaker Larry Householder said the two sides remain "a long ways apart."

Governor Mike DeWine wants an increase of 18 cents per gallon, with annual adjustments for inflation, and says neither legislative plan goes far enough.