Gain seen in state sales tax collections

State Comptroller Susan Combs sent December local sales tax allocations totaling $552 million to cities, counties and other taxing districts. This is up 15.5 percent compared to December 2011. Gains across major sectors boosted state sales tax revenue,” Combs said. “Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction and telecommunications.” The monthly rebate was up 19 percent in Granbury compared to the same time last year, and the county was up 37 percent.