On June 9, 2015, Comptroller Glenn Hegar certified that the Legislature's new budget is within the Texas Constitution's "pay-as-you-go" spending limit and the Comptroller's revenue estimate.* The budget will direct state spending for fiscal 2016 and 2017. The budget cannot go into effect without the Comptroller's certification.
*The Legislature can make appropriations in excess of anticipated revenue only in the case of an emergency with a four-fifths majority of both houses.
Texas state government will have $209.4 BILLION to spend over the next two years.
That's $7,770 for every Texas resident.
The budget includes $106.6 BILLION in General Revenue spending.
|Budget Item||2016-17 Budget||2014-15 Budget|
|Teacher Retirement System||$4.3||$4.1|
Budget Highlights Source: Legislative Budget Board, Summary of Conference Committee Report for House Bill 1: Appropriations for the 2016-17 Biennium.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.