Latest city sales tax rebate down 4 percent

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Sales tax distributions to Mexia were down a bit last month, but remain ahead of rebate totals at this time last year.
According to figures released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs in early May, April state sales tax revenue was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012. Combs will send May local sales tax allocations totaling $668.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 5.6 percent compared to May 2012.
The city of Mexia received $246,252 this period, down 4 percent from the $256,537 reported sent in May 2012.
Year-to-date, Mexia has received $1,110,976, up 4.21 percent from the $1,066,008 year-to-date total 12 months ago.
Revenues this month were up 5.48 percent in Groesbeck, with that town set to receive $70,607 this period compared to $66,9343 a year ago.
Elsewhere in Limestone County, Kosse saw revenues rise 2.46 percent when compared to the same month a year ago, to $6,066. Thornton’s figure was $1,525, an increase of 11 percent.
Coolidge saw an decrease of 10.3 percent this month, to $2,415, down from $2,691 a year ago.