2023 Dane County Budget


Alexandra Saffman

On October 3rd, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi revealed a record $834 million budget for the upcoming year. Highlights include $12 million in funding for a new election facility located downtown, a $30 increase in taxes for the average home, and a 9% pay increase for county employees. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office once again received the largest proportion of the budget ($101 million), with 1.3 million specifically allocated toward inmate housing. With overall plans to focus money toward housing, mental health services, and environmental conservation, Parisi hopes the budget “continues progressive investments in our quality of life and pairs them with visionary approaches to confronting our challenges.”