Senator Tracy announces 2011- 2012 State Appropriations for Moore County

     (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.

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NOTE TO MEDIA:  The full report can be found at:  http://www.capitol.tn.gov/joint/staff/budget-analysis/county-reports/counties11/moore.pdf



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