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The Albuquerque city council voted to raise gross receipts taxes by 0.375 percent Monday night and balance the city’s budget for the next year. The measure would generate around $50 million.

Megan Kamerick

  Albuquerque city officials announced Monday that 19 companies have met new standards on equal pay for women.

The new city ordinance established a 5 percent preference for businesses bidding for city contracts if they can prove they pay women within 10 percent of what they pay men. The idea appears to be catching on - officials in San Francisco, New York City, and Phoenix, have contacted Albuquerque about creating a similar law.

Mayor Richard Berry says businesses want to do the right thing, but sometimes they just need an incentive.