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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.

Visualizing Expenditures and Trends

The Comptroller’s latest 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.

Current Expenditures

Start with a look at state spending by major category, then drill down to subcategories for more specific data.
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Previous Expenditures

See how annual state net expenditures compare over the past five years.
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Spending by Agency and Payee

Search the state check register by fiscal year to reveal state spending by agency, payee and expenditure.
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Payments to Payee

Get a close-up view of the payees paid by state agencies, how much they were paid and when.
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Travel Payments

View state agency travel expenses,
and access payment details.
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Explore Economic Development Funds
provides a look at economic development spending by fund, expenditure category and recipient.
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Classic Tools

State spending in a variety of categories is accessible through our classic tools. However, our new data visualization tools (at left) bring the numbers to life graphically.

See a comparison of classic and data visualization tools.

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