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Austin bucks trend with rise in sales tax revenue
Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Austin Monitor
Overall, Browder said, the Austin/San Marcos MSA was up 1.8 percent this month. Round Rock had the biggest gain, with an increase of 6.1 percent for the month. This is probably due, at least in part, to the fact that Round Rock had such a bad year in 2009.
Browder told the Mayor and Council in an email last night that collections are up 0.3 percent for the first four months of FY 2010, October-January, compared to those months in the previous fiscal year. This is the first time she has been able to say that since the fiscal year started. According to last month’s report, collections were down “0.1 percent compared to the same three months last year,” Browder said in her February memo.
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