Texas’ new Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, distributed $618 million in sales tax revenue during the first allocation period of 2015.

According to the Comptroller’s office, sales tax revenue for the state in the last month of 2014 was $2.35 billion, up 4.3 percent from December 2013.

Cities received more than $401 million with transit systems, counties and special purpose taxing districts receiving $138 million, $40 million and $37 million, respectively.

Lubbock was the 15th highest paid municipality receiving more than $4.8 million. The allocation reflects a 7 percent growth from last year. Other West Texas cities include Amarillo at $5.6 million, Midland at $5.5 million and Odessa at 3.8 million.

Midland and Odessa saw large growth from last year at 15.8 and 19.3 percent, respectively.

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