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Sales tax payments slip for Levelland, Sundown

Sales tax payments  went  up  this month for many local governments in Texas, but they fell for Levelland, Sundown and some other area towns.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent $731.7 million this month to cities, counties and other recipients, which was up 1.2 percent from November 2014.

Cities netted $482 million for the period, or up 1.8 percent in a yearís time.

The $42.8 million that counties received was down 6.9 percent compared to last November.

Transit systems earned a total of $163.9 million for an average gain of 2 percent, while the $43 million that went to special purpose taxing districts was down 0.1 percent.

Sales tax revenue for the state in October was $2.28 billion, or off 5.4 percent.

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