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State Spending: Where the Money Goes

You pay for your government, and you deserve to know how it spends your money. Use the tools and information on this page to search the state check register, track state spending and see your tax dollars at work.

Check Register Search Tools

The search tools gather an immense amount of data and can take a few minutes to fully load. These tools will open a new window or tab where you can enter search criteria. If you need additional assistance with your search, try our help pages.

Spending by Agency

Find out how much individual state agencies, colleges and universities spend, and who they're buying from.


Spending by Purchase Code

Take a detailed look at purchases made by some of the largest state agencies by class and item code.


Travel Expenses by Agency

Look up travel expenses and view a clickable pie chart for payment details.


Payments to Vendors

Get a close-up view of who was paid by which state agencies, how much and when.


Spending by Category

See all agency expenditures across the state in broad spending categories, including category and object codes.


TxDOT Search Tools

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has teamed up with the Comptroller's office to shed more light on how taxpayer dollars are spent and grant money is awarded throughout Texas. More…

State Grant Listing

State law requires Texas state agencies to publish the purpose of each grant exceeding $25,000 awarded from state appropriations on their websites. View the list and links here.

More Search Tools

There are also search tools that focus on revenue and expenditures versus budgets. View the full list of search tools.

Visualizing Expenditures and Trends

The Comptroller’s data visualization tools turn otherwise complicated data into easy-to-understand graphics, to help you understand how your tax dollars are spent now and in the past.

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