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Money Rolls into City Hall.... but Figures can be Misleading

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Sales Tax collections are up, yet again, in Tulsa.

Figures show a 12-percent increase over the same mid-March to mid-April time period last year. But, don’t start celebrating just yet!

Part of the reason sales taxes increased is the city is now capturing the four-to-fix-the-county revenue as a part of the Fix Our Street’s campaign. The campaign was approved by voters in November 0f 2008.  You didn't notice the increase at the store, because the city didn't start collecting the extra money until the county's tax expired.

The actual increase in retail sales was closer to six-and-a-half percent. The city’s tax collection in raw totals:  just over $19.3- million.