Gregg County, Longview sales tax revenues rise

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 5:18pm

Sales taxes collected in Longview and Gregg County were up in December from the same month a year ago, even as other East Texas communities saw declines.

Across Gregg County, sales increased about 4 percent, the state reported Wednesday. In Longview, the increase was a bit more than 1 percent.

While Gregg County and much of East Texas did not get hit as hard by the recession as many other areas of the nation, said Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt, the region is benefiting from the national economic recovery.

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