AUSTIN – Sales tax allocations from the state continue to increase in Tyler and Longview. The sales tax allocations from the state comptrollers’ office for July are based on sales made in May. Tyler’s July allocation exceeds $3.5 million. That tops the $3.1 million received last year by nearly 12%. For the year, Tyler has received from the state over $25 million, and increase of over 7% above the same period last year. Longview’s July allocation tops $2.7 million, and increase of over 16%. For the year, Longview’s allocation is up nearly 9% at over $18.7 million.