(NASHVILLE), October 18, 2011 – State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that during the fiscal year 2021-2012 Bedford County will receive approximately $80 million in state appropriations. Also, Bedford County will receive a portion of the federal funds included in Tennessee’s $30.8 billion budget as adopted by the 107th General Assembly.
Listed budget appropriations for Bedford County in the following general categories are: $36.7 million for education (kindergarten through 12th grade); $34,391 million in shared state tax collections; $27.4 million for health and social services; $4 million for justice and public safety; $1.1 million for recreation and resources development; and $1.79 million for state highway projects.
“Overall, we have seen an increase of $5.2 million in total state dollars coming into our county over the 2010-2011 budget in Bedford County,“ said Senator Tracy. “I am very pleased we have seen an increase in a time in which overall the state budget has decreased.”
The state budget was reduced $1.2 billion from the 2010-11 budget, which is a decrease of 3.8 percent.
The county-by-county statistics are prepared by the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis, which works in concert with state finance officials in gathering the detailed information.
The full report can be found at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/joint/staff/budget-analysis/county-reports/counties11/Bedford.pdf