(NASHVILLE), October 18, 2011 – State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that during the fiscal year 2011-2012 Moore County will receive approximately $16.3 million in state appropriations. Also, Moore 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 Moore County in the following general categories are: $4.68 million for education (kindergarten through 12th grade); $1.6 million in shared state tax collections; $2.39 million for health and social services; $1.5 million for justice and public safety; $285,800 for recreation and resources development; $4.89 million for economic development and higher education and $617,000 for state highway projects.
“Overall, we have seen a slight increase in total state dollars coming into Moore County this budget year,“ 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.
NOTE TO MEDIA: The full report can be found at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/joint/staff/budget-analysis/county-reports/counties11/moore.pdf