Augusta's sales tax revenue rises

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 8:07 PM
Last updated Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 5:23 AM
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The city of Augusta reported Thursday that it collected more sales tax revenue in September than in the same month a year ago.

Sales tax revenue collections rose 0.23 percent from September 2009 to September 2010, and the city is 3.4 percent ahead of its budgeted revenue, according to a news release issued by the mayor's office.

"As today we have both announced that Augusta will be Costco's newest location and received word from the Georgia Department of Labor that our unemployment rate has dropped and remains below the state and national average, the fact that our sales tax revenues are up serves to underscore the overall strength of our local economy," Mayor Deke Copenhaver said in the release. "Although there is still much work to be done, this news should help to encourage local citizens as we continue to diligently work together towards a bright and prosperous future for our city."

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countyman
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countyman 10/28/10 - 08:13 pm
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''When Augusta met boomtown''

''When Augusta met boomtown'' premiers January 1, 2011...

justus4
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justus4 10/29/10 - 04:19 am
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Hang on...wait a minute. How
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Hang on...wait a minute. How can We The People trust anything coming from big government? How can we trust those numbers from the Labor Dept. when it represent big government? Why is the big government offering "incentives" to a private company to influence them to re-locate to a specific town? Isn't that a bribe? Quid pro quo? Who will benefit from this "deal?" Just too many questions that will NEVER be answered in a so-called democracy because the fix is already in...Oh and 1 million to put a road in, wow! Who gonna get that contract? Betcha we know.

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Eddie Mulherin 10/29/10 - 08:24 am
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Glad to see some good news

Glad to see some good news regarding the economy for a change.

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gaspringwater 10/29/10 - 01:08 pm
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Wow! Revenue is up! We can

Wow! Revenue is up! We can afford more studies!

Chillen
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Chillen 10/29/10 - 01:52 pm
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How about refunding the

How about refunding the taxpayers instead of spending it?

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