Breaux Bridge sales tax tops $200,000 for the second month in a row

BREAUX BRIDGE -- The rest of the world might be teetering on depression, but this city on Interstate 10 is doing pretty good so far.

Sales tax receipts collected in February for the month of January exceeded $200,000 for the second time in a row -- and only the second time in history.

Of the $203,947.58 collected for January, over $56,000 came from the Wal-Mart Super Center on Latiolais Road,Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme announced at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

"Those taxes are being paid by tourists and people on I-10," Delhomme said.

In November, Breaux Bridge became the first municipality in the state to set up a special commercial taxing district that will benefit the entire community.

"The rest of the country might be in a recession, but we're doing pretty good, thanks to the growth along the interstate," Delhomme said.

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