Pascagoula's sales tax revenue up this month

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula leaders go into their budget debates with this bit of news.  A bump in sales tax revenue in Pascagoula has pleased city leaders. The city reports allocations received by the city in August are up 6.09 percent from August, 2012.

City of Pascagoula Public Relations Specialist Robin Wood said for the past six months, the city has seen a sales tax revenue increase.  And that good fortune has benefitted the city eight out of ten months of this fiscal year.

"Thanks to the businesses and citizens of Pascagoula for 'buying local'. It does make a difference," said ward three councilman David Tadlock. "We will continue to strive toward making Pascagoula a vibrant commerce healthy town."

According to Wood: Allocations totaling $461,784 were received this August, compared to $435,275 received in August of last year. Total year-to-date allocations are up 3.48 percent from 2012. Sales tax numbers in August represent revenues collected in May. 

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