Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email emailto:darlene.schlicher@capitol.tn.gov

(NASHVILLE, TN), September 10, 2012 – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) announced today that during the fiscal year 2012-2013 Tipton County will receive approximately $112.37 million in state appropriations. The total amount coming into Tipton County is over $1.5 million more than last year and $11.2 million more than appropriations received two years ago. Also, Tipton 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. ”Tipton County fared well in this year’s appropriations.”

The 2012-2013 appropriations listed for Tipton County in the following general categories are: $59 million for K-12 Education; $1.58 million for transportation; $7.5 million in shared state tax collections; $32.67 million for health and social services; $4.2 million for justice and public safety; $1.7 million for recreation and resources development; and $5.58 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.

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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/Tipton.pdf

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