(NASHVILLE, TN), September 10, 2012 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) announced today that during the fiscal year 2012-2013 Scott County will receive approximately $53.1 million in state appropriations. The total amount coming into Scott County is $169,200 more than last year. Also, Scott County will receive a portion of the federal funds included in Tennessee’s $31 billion budget as adopted by the 107th General Assembly.
“This is very good news in a slim budget year,” said Senator Yager. “I am very pleased that Scott County will be receiving this level of funding.”
The total state budget was reduced almost $1 billion from the previous 2011-12 budget year. The 2012-2013 appropriations listed for Scott County in the following general categories are: $22.98 million for K-12 Education; $1.35 million for transportation; $3.6 million in shared state tax collections; $19.1 million for health and social services; $3 million for justice and public safety; $662,700 for recreation and resources development; and $2.2 million for economic development and higher education.
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/Scott.pdf