(NASHVILLE, TN), September 6, 2012 – State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that during the fiscal year 2012-2013 Moore County will receive approximately $16.7 million in state appropriations. The total amount coming into Moore County is $663,400 more than last year. Also, Moore County will receive a portion of the federal funds included in Tennessee’s $31 billion budget as adopted by the 107th General Assembly.
“I am pleased that Moore County will receive an increase in state funding during a time in which the total state budget decreased,” said Senator Tracy. “I am particularly pleased to see that most of this increase went for education for K-12 schools which is our best investment.”
The total state budget was reduced almost $1 billion from the previous 2011-12 budget year. The 2012-2013 appropriations listed for Moore County in the following general categories are: $4.759 million for K-12 Education; $753,900 for transportation; $1.6 million in shared state tax collections; $2.3 million for health and social services; $1.57 million for justice and public safety; $318,000 for recreation and resources development; and $5 million for economic development and higher education. The appropriations also included $310,000 for underground piping replacement at Motlow State Community College.
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/counties12/Moore.pdf