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Sales Tax Revenue Up 5 Percent in Austin

Millions Have Funneled into the Election in the last month
Donators have their reasons for deciding not to give until late in the election cycle.

The growth of Austin means people are spending more money; today we got a measure of that. Sales tax collections in the city grew almost 5 percent in April compared to the same month last year.

Some cities around Austin saw a major jump in sales tax collections.

In New Braunfels, there was an increase of more than 14 percent. Buda was up almost 27 percent. On the other hand, sales tax collections in Round Rock dropped almost 4 percent.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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