White Plains, N.Y., passed a quarter-cent sales tax increase last week that will raise the total levy to 8.125%. The increase will add $5.6 million to the city’s coffer’s, according to the Journal News. The tax hike will take affect on June 1.

White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino plans to push for another quarter-cent increase later this year as well as a 3% hotel occupancy tax, and he included a 4.9% property tax hike in his proposed fiscal 2009 budget, the Journal News reported.

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