|Object Category||Amount||Percent of Total||Percent Change
|Public Assistance Payments||$42,772,072,519||38.5||11.4|
|Foundation School Program Grants||20,258,100,591||19.5||4.2|
|Other Public Education Grants||5,130,637,183||5.2||-1.2|
|Grants to Higher Education||1,153,105,767||1.1||1.0|
|Highway Construction and Maintenance||5,192,846,124||5.3||-2.1|
|Cost of Goods Sold||611,143,018||0.7||-6.8|
|Salaries and Wages||11,284,217,829||10.9||4.3|
|Employee Benefit Payments||3,450,389,437||2.4||42.9|
|Payroll Related Costs||3,274,164,567||3.1||7.2|
|Professional Service and Fees||2,839,037,528||2.5||12.1|
|Supplies and Materials||1,086,329,750||1.1||-0.2|
|Communication and Utilities||499,651,115||0.5||-1.3|
|Repairs and Maintenance||941,783,948||0.9||4.8|
|Rentals and Leases||296,465,337||0.3||6.3|
|Printing and Reproduction||48,935,446||0.1||-1.9|
|Debt Service - Interest||1,177,619,065||1.3||-8.9|
|Lottery Winnings Paid**||554,014,258||0.6||-8.1|
|Claims and Judgments||86,345,467||0.1||-14.0|
** Does not include payments made by retailers.
Total Net Expenditures = $106,365,588,422
Percent change in expenditures from 2014 = 6.7
For historical data, see Texas Expenditure History by Object, 1978-2014.
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