Left to Right: Senator Norris,  background Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Transportation John Schroer

Left to Right: Senator Norris, background Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Transportation John Schroer

Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email [email protected]

(NASHVILLE, TN), September 10, 2012 – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) announced today that during the fiscal year 2012-2013 Shelby County will receive approximately $1.92 billion in state appropriations. The total amount coming into Shelby County is over $33 million more than last year and $177.7 million more than two years ago. Also, Shelby 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 great news considering it was a slim budget year,” said Senator Norris, who is a member of the Senate Finance Committee. ”Shelby County fared well in this year’s appropriations.”

The 2012-2013 appropriations listed for Shelby County in the following general categories are: $652.3 million for K-12 Education; $11.1 million for transportation; $172.6 million in shared state tax collections; $658.9 million for health and social services; $124.57 million for justice and public safety; $31.6 million for recreation and resources development; and $250.8 million for economic development and higher education. The budget also contains $18.78 in capital outlay appropriations, that includes $5.6 million in repairs for the University of Memphis and $7.6 million for improvements for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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/counties12/Shelby.pdf

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