Local Government Transparency
See how local governments are stepping up across Texas to give taxpayers like you a transparent look at where your money goes.
Who has a budget online? Who shows detailed expenses? Who is setting the standard?
We're tracking just how transparent cities, counties, school districts and other special districts across the state are with your hard-earned dollars. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recommends that all local governments implement financial transparency by posting three key financial documents online:
- the annual budget,
- the annual financial report, and
- the check register.
The Comptroller Leadership Circle encourages and applauds local governments across Texas that have focused on giving taxpayers a transparent look at local expenditures.
Track the spending in your area and check back often to see who's made new progress.