The county board has made fiscal responsibility a priority, which includes a balanced budget, strong reserves, and AAA financial rating. The county board prides itself in making smart, long-term decisions. The County has saved for big capital projects to reduce debt service. For example, the board saved for the $100 million courthouse expansion project (currently underway), and will pay for it with 30% cash. Also, over the last several years, the board cut millions from the budget and implemented efficiencies to save money (including consolidating positions and better utilizing technology). To view the budget, and other important financial information, contracts, visit our Transparency/OpenGov web portal.