Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says he and the city council have already completed the first round of work on a budget for fiscal year 2014, which gets underway July 1 of this year.

Kaysen says the city got good news when the legislature recently approved $20 million in funding for city and county governments across Wyoming. Kaysen says that money will make devising a budget for the city easier, and says on a statewide basis the money helps balance some of the funding local governments lost several years ago when the state did away with the tax on food.

Kaysen says that tax generated roughly $23 million a year for local governments across Wyoming. The city is required to have a budget for the next fiscal year finalized by June 30, 2013.