Sales Tax Revenues Decrease In St. Landry Parish
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — St. Landry Parish sales tax collections dipped in November.
Although the decline wasn't much — 1.6 percent — it still marked the end of a remarkable streak for the parish, which had seen its sales tax collections climb for 31 months.
According to figures released this week by the St. Landry Parish School Board, which tracks sales tax numbers for the parish, The Daily World reports the parish's sales tax collections totaled $4.4 million in November, a drop of over $75,000 compared to November of last year.
Although this year got off to a sluggish start, the local economy had been booming of late, growing by 7 percent or more in August, September and October.