Senator Tracy announces 2011- 2012 State Appropriations for Bedford County

     (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.


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