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Sales tax growth tepid in local counties

Only Schoharie, Saratoga counties see sizeable gains

Bettors at Saratoga Race Course were part of the reason Saratoga County saw a 6 percent increase in third-quarter sales tax revenue.
Bettors at Saratoga Race Course were part of the reason Saratoga County saw a 6 percent increase in third-quarter sales tax revenue.
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Most Capital Region counties saw little growth in their third-quarter sales tax revenue compared with a year ago, suggesting the local economy continues to trudge slowly out of the recession, according to state data. The bright spots were Saratoga and Schoharie counties, which saw 6.2 percent and 12.3 percent increases, respectively, compared with the same three-month period a year ago. Still, Capital Region counties are well below their totals in 2008, before the recession, according ...

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