GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Kent County commissioners approved 2023 budget on Thursday to the tune of $440.2 million.

The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved the budget that runs for only nine months — from Jan. 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2023 — in order to sync the county’s fiscal year with state and federal sources, the county said in a release.

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A total of $173.6 million is funded by taxes. Other funding comes from things like intergovernmental revenues, charges for services, and investments, rents and royalties.

Among other things, the budget will fund an additional probate court judge and three judicial court staff, replace cell doors and locks at the Kent County Correctional Facility, and add county staff in other “critical areas.”