Houston is rolling in the dough
Houston saw sales tax revenues jump almost seven percent in July:
Houston's sales tax payment reached $36.96 million in July, a 6.9 percent increase from $34.58 million the same month a year ago, according to Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn.
Houston's sales tax allocations are up 6.1 percent so far this year compared to the same period a year ago. The city so far has collected $253.37 million in sales tax revenue this year, compared to $238.84 million by this time last year.
Mayor White's first priority surely will be more police officers, since the excuse that Houston lacked the funding to deal adequately with HPD's manpower shortage seems to be evaporating.