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Texas Net Expenditures by Object Category - Fiscal 2017
(All Funds, Excluding Trust)

Object Category Amount Percent of Total Percent Change
from 2016
Public Assistance Payments $45,101,893,643 40.0% -4.4%
Foundation School Program Grants $20,918,603,832 18.6% -1.5%
Other Public Education Grants $5,243,470,300 4.7% -5.7%
Grants to Higher Education $1,153,742,009 1.0% -2.2%
Other Grants $2,449,980,511 2.2% -5.6%
Highway Construction and Maintenance $6,748,220,204 6.0% 9.6%
Capital Outlay $613,540,131 0.5% 2.4%
Cost of Goods Sold $342,104,315 0.3% -63.4%
Salaries and Wages $12,180,564,842 10.8% 2.5%
Employee Benefit Payments $3,019,117,873 2.7% 0.1%
Payroll Related Costs $3,834,150,400 3.4% 6.4%
Professional Service and Fees $3,161,716,354 2.8% 9.6%
Travel $197,620,191 0.2% 6.4%
Supplies and Materials $1,023,588,521 0.9% -2.7%
Communication and Utilities $510,482,092 0.5% 0.8%
Repairs and Maintenance $1,126,214,630 1.0% 1.3%
Rentals and Leases $324,464,385 0.3% 2.4%
Printing and Reproduction $68,687,758 0.1% 27.9%
Debt Service – Interest $1,255,690,046 1.1% 11.4%
Lottery Winnings Paid** $557,026,044 0.5% -17.2%
Claims and Judgments $93,997,836 0.1% 24.4%
Other Expenditures $2,700,244,494 2.4% 2.9%

** Does not include payments made by retailers.

Total Net Expenditures = $112,625,120,411
Percent change in expenditures from 2016 = -1.7%