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January sales tax collections up in Nassau, Suffolk
Long Islanders resumed spending in force last month after a sluggish holiday shopping season marred by superstorm Sandy, the Connecticut school shooting and the "fiscal cliff" debate in Washington.
Sales tax collections soared year over year in January. They were up 9 percent in Nassau County and 5 percent in Suffolk County, the state Taxation and Finance Department said Wednesday.