Sales tax revenue in Texas continues to decline, as the state reported collecting $1.65 billion in April. That’s 3.1% less than in April 2008, according to Comptroller Susan Combs, although the total for fiscal 2009 remains above last year’s collections.

“State sales tax revenue declined in April as most major sectors of the economy continue to struggle,” Combs said. “Although year-to-date revenue is up 1.3% for fiscal 2009, decreases in monthly collections are expected to continue this year.”

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