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.

Add to that the Operation Jaywalking revenue stream and the future red light camera revenue stream and Houston will be sitting pretty.

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.

Posted by Anne Linehan @ 08/13/05 07:36 AM | Print |

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