Casper City Council Approves 2012 Budget

Casper has approved a new budget for next year.

The budget of $134 million was passed unanimously Tuesday night by city council.

Its an increase of about 15 percent from the current budget.

The city is hoping to generate more money through sales and mineral taxes to help fund increasing construction projects for the city.

The council also approved a 2.5 percent pay increase for city employees, which is the first raise in almost two years.