Updated: Jul 3, 2012 6:02 PM
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) — Things are looking up for the city of Belen, which had been struggling to pay its bills.
The city council has approved a 75 cent pay raise for all employees with the exception of councilors and the mayor.
While it doesn't sound like much, it's a huge change from the
$3.2 million deficit the city faced
two years ago.
The city also had to resort to layoffs and furloughs.
The increase in the budget is thanks to a jump in gross receipts tax revenue and an increase from the Small Cities Assistance Fund.
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