economy

The Texas Comptroller is our state’s financial officer, responsible for overseeing the $100 billion-a-year enterprise of Texas state government. Our duties include managing the state’s investments, estimating the financial impact of proposed legislation and forecasting the amounts that state taxes, fees and other revenue sources will produce over each two-year state budget period.

This requires our economists, researchers and subject-matter experts to keep a constant watch on the Texas economy. In this area, we provide a series of resources that can give you a better understanding of the trends and events that affect our state — and your wallet.

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Fiscal Notes

February Fiscal Notes

Statewide pension systems in Texas cover about 2.5 million current and former state and local employees — and they’re facing financial difficulties. Read about them in February Fiscal Notes. Read more »

Fiscal Notes

January Fiscal Notes

Texas’ public schools are coping with rapidly growing enrollment and rising costs, and the state’s school finance system is straining to keep up. In January Fiscal Notes, we profile the system and the challenges it faces. Read more »

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November Fiscal Notes

Texas’ biennial budget exceeds $200 billion, and 90 percent of that money supports just three purposes — health and human services, education and transportation. In the November 2018 Fiscal Notes, we examine the forces that drive state spending. Read more »

Fiscal Notes

September-October Fiscal Notes

Growing obligations for pensions, teacher’s healthcare and more threaten Texas’ long-term financial health. Read about them, and a potential fix, in the September-October Fiscal Notes.

Regional Reports

New Regional Reports

These reports examine regional economic trends including population, personal income, jobs and wages, and education, as well as economic conditions unique to the state and its regions.

Indicators

Key Economic Indicators

Take a look at the latest significant digits relating to the Texas economy.

February Fiscal Notes
January Fiscal Notes
November Fiscal Notes
September-October Fiscal Notes
Regional Reports
Indicators