Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2020
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the release of an updated state revenue and expenditure tool on the agency’s website.
“It’s never been more crucial to provide Texans with the tools they need to see how their tax dollars are spent and to provide lawmakers with the information they need to provide adequate oversight,” Hegar said. “My office has always been committed to giving taxpayers a user-friendly view into how government is treating their hard-earned tax dollars, and this newly refined tool is a continuation of that commitment.”
This powerful new visualization tool gives users a daily look into state government finance and allows them to download state financial data for further analysis. Tabular data, charts and graphs can help taxpayers, researchers and policymakers search and explore vast amounts of government information with new perspectives, and easily compare various state agencies’ expenditures.
The tool provides viewing options like these:
The new tool consolidates and replaces two others: Where the Money Comes From and Where the Money Goes.
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.