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Sales tax revenue takes huge leap in October distributions



LIVINGSTON — Sales tax distributions in Polk County took a giant jump, likely due to the activity connected to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline which is routed right through the area and had many pipeliners staying at local motels and campgrounds and boosted activity and other local businesses in recent weeks. According to the October report from Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, Polk County received a distribution of $165,387.43, up 18.42 percent from the $139,658.08 received for the same period in 2011. So far this year the county has collected $ 1,535,294.61 in sales tax revenue, and increase of 0.48 percent from the $1,527,834.47 for the same year-to-date period in 2011. Among cities within Polk County, Onalaska’s revenue saw the biggest increase with a 23.25 increase from $26,262.80 in 2011 to $32,369.24 distributed this month. For the year, Onalaska has collected $ 348,382.92, a 2.83 percent increase over 2011 revenues of $338,784.44. Livingston posting an increase of 8.18 percent with this month’s allocation of $ 271,644.71, compared to a distribution of $ 251,103.48 in 2011. Year-to-date sales tax revenues are currently 3.37 percent ahead of 2011 totals with $ 2,680,726.11 collected so far. Corrigan saw another healthy increase this month with $22,335.19 in revenue, up 10.9 over the same period in 2011, putting the year-to-date revenues ahead by 17.5 percent with $264,890.89 collected. Goodrich is continuing to see a decline in sales with this month’s allocation of $1,667.33, a decrease of 6.22 percent. The year-to-date total of $16,913.32 represents a 55.31 percent drop from the 2011 revenues. Seven Oaks year to date revenues are down about 6 percent with $1,313.42 so far this year after this month’s allocation of $138.71 was received


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