By Brenda Sommer
The city of Mexia’s sales tax rebates for May rose 4 percent compared to last year, and totals in all but one of the other four taxing entities in Limestone County were also up for the month.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue in May was $2.6 billion, up 5.2 percent compared to May 2014.
“This marks the 62nd consecutive month of growth in sales tax collections,” Hegar said. “Sales tax revenue growth was relatively strong, spurred by consumer spending at retail stores and restaurants. Remittances from the construction, wholesale trade and services sectors were also up significantly. Collections from the oil and gas mining sector declined, as was expected, due to the slowdown in drilling.”
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