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City rebates continue to rise

County check down in 2013 comparison

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in February was up $2.2 billion, up 5.8 percent compared to February 2013.

Combs sent out $553 million in March local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts.

That is up 4.1 percent compared to the same time last year.

The tax rebate check for the City of Rockdale in March was $54,377.94 compared to $48,744.62 from March 2013, up 11.55 percent. The city is also up for the year 9.64 percent, with $186,396.21 received thus far in 2014, compared to $170,006.34 this time a year ago.

Rockdale’ s Munici- pal Development District ( MDD) March check was $$25,240.96, up 22.04 percent from a year ago. They are also up for the year at $86,453.16, compared to $78,514.98 in March 2013.

COUNTY—Milam County saw a decrease in their revenues compared to a year ago. The county received $81,218.04 for the month, down 37.77 percent from last March. They are also down 35.22 percent for the year at $271.123.97. The county had received $418,561.70 for the year in March 2013.

The sales tax figures in March represent January sales reported by monthly tax filers.

STATEWIDE—Texas cities received $359.7 mission in tax allocations, up 3.1 percent compared to March 2013. Allocations to counties are up 5.0 from this point in 2013, with $35.8 million going out. Checks to special purpose taxing districts were $31.5 million, up 14.0 percent.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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