The city collected $3.2 million in sales tax in May, which is up from the $2.9 million collected at the same time last year, according to data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.
Richardson fared better than many of its neighbors, according to the data.
The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.
Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.
More than 2,700 Richardson businesses received potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.
This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.
In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.
The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.
Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.
The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.
The emergency program will allocate $5 million of federal stimulus funds toward small businesses that have yet to receive enough financial assistance to meet their needs.
Unemployment recipients will have to start documenting their efforts to find a new job July 6, with the first reports due July 19.
Though April sales tax collections were down year over year, receipts are still up more than 7% year-to-date.
Eligible nonprofits and government entities may apply for funding.
A group of North Texas hospitals plans to promote expanding Medicaid ahead of next year’s session of the Texas Legislature as the state’s health system deals with substantial revenue losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.
The city of Richardson looks to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Dallas County’s decision to amend its formula for disbursing federal stimulus money to cities.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.
The layoffs represent 3% of the health system’s workforce.
The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.
The North Texas Food Bank received a $100,000 donation from online retailer Amazon as the nonprofit continues to provide meals for residents in need.
Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to expect a 5% reduction in budget plans for the 2020-21 biennium as part of the state's response to the economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Richardson residents, business owners and students may be eligible for assistance to help alleviate financial hardships caused by COVID-19.
“Small businesses are having to pivot, and we are seeing that. We are having businesses that had one business model that had to change," said Adriana Cruz, executive director for economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor.
CARES Act allocations are based on city population and amount to roughly $55 per capita, according to Commissioners Court documents.