May 17, 2010 7:18 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Records show Livingston Parish sales tax
collections for April were the highest since Christmas sales.
Mike Curtis, director of sales tax collections for the parish,
tells The Advocate that April sales tax revenue collections were up
$1.4 million from the previous month for a 31 percent increase.
Curtis says the latest collections still were down 5 percent
from April 2009, but that is the lowest percentage decrease the
parish has had in six months, when the figures are compared to the
same month from a year before.
Sales tax collections for the current fiscal year, which ends
June 30, are down 11 percent. Curtis said he hopes that by the end
of June collections will only be down 10 percent for the fiscal