2023 budget approved by Monroe County Legislature

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — There were a number of big votes Tuesday by the Monroe County Legislature.

The county budget was approved unanimously Tuesday. It lays out how more than $1 billion of your tax dollars will be spent. Democrats and Republicans agree it will help strengthen public safety and protect taxpayers.

Public safety will get a nearly nine percent increase. That’s an extra $14 million. This will double staffing on the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Unit and add another 11 road patrol deputies. It also adds four assistant district attorneys and staffing to the medical examiner’s office.

Here’s a look at the budget highlights: