April 18, 2005
The Honorable Rick Perry
The Honorable David Dewhurst
The Honorable Thomas R. Craddick
Members of the Legislative Budget Board
Since 1991, the Comptroller has reported annually on state expenditures by county. This report continues that series. Texas State Expenditures by County 2004 shows the distribution of state spending by state agency and by type of expenditure. The report is important because it clearly lays out where state dollars are going in our state. Taxpayers have a right to know not only how their dollars are being spent but also where.
The report lists state expenditures by county and for the 24 Council of Government Regions. The report was created using information from the state’s Uniform Statewide Accounting System.
For certain expenditures, the Comptroller’s office used information provided by individual state agencies to estimate the distribution of specific types of expenditures to the counties. The report’s introduction includes an explanation of this estimation method and a listing of the categories of expenditures affected.
For additional copies of this report, please call my Taxpayer Publications Division at 512/463-4900 or toll free at 1-800-531-5441, extension 3-4900. This report is also available online at www.window.state.tx.us/taxbud/expbyco/.
Carole Keeton Strayhorn