Saturday, February 14th, 2009
Photo by Shelley Grieshop
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Mercer County sales taxes in December were up almost 1 percent compared with statewide figures that dropped almost 10 percent. The news is good, although officials aren't sure it will last due to recent employee lay-offs and other fiscal setbacks of local companies.
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The holiday shopping season was slightly more profitable locally than in 2007, despite the tanking U.S. economy. Sales taxes collected in December were up 0.77 percent from the previous year, according to figures released this . . .
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