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City sees large rise in sales tax revenue


Fire Chief Randy Ragan honored Newport Fire Department Battalion Chief
Kenny Eisenhower, right, for his 35 years of service in the city's fire
department, at the Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting of City Council.
Published: 9:51 AM, 02/14/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The City of Newport collected over 11 percent more in local sales tax revenue during the month of January as compared to what was budgeted, or expected, for that period of time, City Administrator Scott Collins announced.

Collins made the announcement at the Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Collins said over $294,000 in the local option sales tax was collected in January. That was a $36,000 increase over what had been budgeted for January, he said.

After the meeting had ended, Alderman Kenny Morgan said he was very pleased with the increase in revenue, and looked forward to the city funding more projects or items that have been restricted due to lower sales tax collections.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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