- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Government agencies in Terrebonne Parish have received fewer sales tax revenues this October compared to the same time last year.

The parish Sales and Use Tax Department, which collects taxes for the parish government, the Sheriff’s Office, the School Board and the Levee and Conservation District, compiled records through October and released them in the past month.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1OCg99g) the parish government received $3.8 million in sales tax revenues in October, down from the $4.3 million collected in October last year. Sales tax collections for the year so far are down 16.1 percent compared to the same time span last year.

Officials said that the downturn in the oil industry, which is key to the Terrebonne economy, has contributed to the decrease in sales tax revenues.

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