Today, at a fire station on Madison’s south side, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway unveiled her 2022 operating budget. That’s the budget that guides day-to-day spending, employees’ salaries and spending on some materials and supplies. Alongside the capital budget and the capital improvement plan, it drives the city’s fiscal planning for the next year. This piece of […]
Each fall, Dane County leaders hash out the county’s spending plan for the following year. The process begins in earnest at the beginning of October, when county Executive Joe Parisi releases his executive capital and operating budgets. For more on the budgeting process — and how community members can get involved — our producer Jonah […]
Earlier today, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway unveiled her $355 million Executive Capital Budget. This proposal, and an accompanying five-year capital improvement plan, guides the city’s spending on infrastructure improvements and new construction projects. To unpack the spending plan, which will be introduced to the city council this evening, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with the […]
For more than five hours last night, the Madison Common Council listened to public input on the city’s 2021 budget. Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has proposed a nearly $350 million operating and $161.6 million capital budget for next year. The more than $500 million joint budget comes as the city has been wracked by pandemic-induced economic […]
The city of Madison has entered the dead heat of budget season, as Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and members of the city council debate her proposed 2021 Operating and Capital budgets. This year has proven an exceptionally difficult one for the city to navigate — as the COVID-19 pandemic has mired the budgeting process in economic […]
Abigail Becker, local government reporter for The Cap Times, explains the latest on the Madison capital budget, initiatives in the Dane County budget, and the findings of a jail construction investigation.