UP: Dane County employees. The average Dane County employee saw his or her pay climb by 5% last year, despite mid-year salary cuts to balance the budget. The pay climb occurred thanks to raises in December 2008 and June 2009, which were negotiated in 2006.
DOWN: Dane County schools. The Madison school district is slated to get $6.1 million less in state funding - a 12% drop from the 2009-10 school year. Ten other Dane County districts, including Middleton, DeForest and Monona Grove, will also see their share of state funding fall.