Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Shelby Cnty gets $1.8 billion in State Funds


Shelby County should expect to receive about $1.8 billion in state appropriations during the 2007-2008 fiscal year, according to State Rep. Curry Todd.

According to a release from Todd, (R-Memphis), the county could expect to receive $616.6 million for health and social services, $600 million for the local school system, $144 million in state tax collections, $89 million for justice and public safety, $34 million for recreation and resources, $15 million listed as miscellaneous and $8 million for transportation obligations.

Also, the county should receive a portion of the $9.5 billion of federal funds included in the state's $27.8 billion budget.

Todd said he was most pleased with education funding for the county.

"The legislature provided $160 million in new funding to address a significant portion of the amended funding formula called the Basic Education Program," Todd stated in a release.