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Levelland, other cities get positive economic news

Anton, Levelland and Morton were among the cities that got good news this month in the form of heftier sales tax payments from the state than last January.

The news was also better – on average – for most taxing entities across the state.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent $618.1 million in sales tax allocations to cities, counties  and other taxing enties this month, a gain of 7.7 percent compared to a year ago.

‘Although moderating slightly, growth in sales tax revenues continues to be seen across all economic sectors,’ Hegar said. ‘Collections from the oil and natural gas, construction, manufacturing and services sectors rose, while remittances due to consumer spending in the retail trade and restaurant sectors also grew.’

Figures released from the Texas Comptroller showed that Texas cities received $401.9 million this month, up 7.1 percent from a year ago.

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