Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2018
(AUSTIN) — In a November special edition of Fiscal Notes, released today, the Comptroller’s office examines the forces driving costs in state spending — costs that lawmakers will grapple with when they return for the 86th Texas Legislature in January.
“Most of the state’s spending — nearly 90 percent of it — goes to support just three things: education, health care and transportation,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “We hope this detailed look at Texas budget drivers provides a valuable overview of these issues before lawmakers prepare the next state budget in 2019.”
In this special edition, the Comptroller’s office also details:
This is the second in a series of special editions of Fiscal Notes that examine issues the Texas Legislature will face in January. Fiscal Notes is available online and can be received by subscribing via the Comptroller’s website.
Fiscal Notes furthers the Comptroller’s constitutional responsibility to monitor the state’s economy and estimate state government revenues. It has been published since 1975, featuring in-depth analysis concerning state finances and original research by subject-matter experts in the Comptroller’s office.
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