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Parisi announces proposed county budget

Budget would increase residents' property tax bill by 3.3 percent

MADISON, Wis. - Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced his proposed budget Tuesday, which will result in a slight increase in the county portion of residents' property tax bill.

Parisi said at 3.3 percent, it's the second lowest tax levy increase in the last decade. He also said the budget is the largest investment ever in lands and lakes.

Parisi has a number of plans in place, such as reducing phosphorus in manure, fighting domestic violence, giving the 911 call center a new phone system and helping with the jail population.

Overall, Parisi said it wouldn't be possible without the help of private partners.

"We see how partnerships are now. How we move together and get things done in Dane County," said Parisi.

The budget will be sent to the Dane County Board for review. Usually, county committees meet in October and bring a full proposal for approval mid-November.

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