State sales tax revenue was up in January for the 10th month in a row to $1.83 billion, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said last week.

Last month’s collections of $1.83 billion topped January 2010 revenue by 10.4%.

The state will distribute $654.8 million to local governments and districts, an ­increase of 5.9% from January 2010.

Cities and towns will share $440.3 million of sales tax revenue, up from $417.8 million last year. Houston will receive $51.8 million, with $24.5 million going to San Antonio and $22.9 million to Dallas.

Ten local transit system will receive $146 million. The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority will receive $56 million and Dallas Area Rapid Transit will receive $43 million.

Counties will receive a total allocation of $39.7 million, and 175 special taxing districts in the state will share $28.6 ­million.

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