See complete list below.
One of the longest state budget battles in living memory ended last Thursday (Nov. 18) when Governor Roy Cooper formally signed an appropriations bill for the state government worth more than $50 billion.
Among the allocations in this titanic spending plan are some $53.2 million in direct outlays to local governments and nonprofit organizations in Alamance County. A comprehensive list of these line items was previously released by state senator Amy Scott Galey, whose district encompasses all of Alamance County as well as the eastern portion of Guilford.
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In an interview Friday, Galey acknowledged that the revenue for many of these items comes from the state’s capital infrastructure fund, which was more flush than usual at the start of the current financial cycle.
“We didn’t have a budget in 2019,” Galey explained, “and so the money that wasn’t expended was tremendous.”
In addition to the state’s own untapped assets, the new budget includes millions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds, which have been earmarked for uses like water and sewer improvements and economic development.
Galey noted that she worked closely with fellow Republicans Dennis Riddell and Jon Hardister in the state house to secure these funds for her state senate district. The accompanying table displays outlays that, according to Galey, the trio obtained for recipients in Alamance County [Note: Galey’s inventory doesn’t include descriptions for every item].
See earlier coverage with listing of the largest allocations: https://alamancenews.com/state-budget-has-millions-for-alamance-projects/