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State sales tax revenue increases
State sales tax revenue continues to go up.
The state's comptroller Susan Combs says that sales tax revenue for August was $2.39 billion.
That's up more than 2 percent compared to August 2012.
For the entire fiscal year that ended in August, sales tax revenue state-wide was more than $25 billion, a more than 7 percent increase from the previous year.
The comptroller says the gains are being led by purchases in construction and at restaurants.