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Despite what small business owners have said was a “painful” first quarter, sales and use tax numbers indicate a modest increase in sales and use tax revenue for all three county entities compared to the same period in 2017. Sales and use tax dollars are an indicator of the state of the economy and a vital factor in local government budgets. These figures are unaudited and subject to change, according to sales and use tax administrator Debbie Morlan.