WASHINGTON — State and local tax revenues rose 1.5% in the first quarter of 2012 to $325.3 billion, marking the 10th consecutive quarter-over-quarter increase, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Total revenues rose to $4.7 billion over the first quarter of 2011, the report said. More than 80% of the increase came from stronger general sales tax revenues, while higher income tax receipts provided the remaining gains, said Gregory Daco, principal U.S. economist with IHS Global Insight.

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