Where the Money Goes

Texas is fortunate to have a thriving economy, and we can afford to make the investments needed to ensure that every Texan can share in the state’s prosperity. State investments in high-quality education, health care, transportation and other public goods help communities flourish as Texas continues to grow. Our elected leaders in the Texas Legislature have the responsibility to decide every two years what that level of investment will be. Our state budget is a moral document that should reflect the needs of Texans from all backgrounds and help every Texan thrive.

State Budget

State investments in high-quality pre K-12 and higher education, health care, and infrastructure help communities flourish as Texas continues to grow.

Local Services

Texas' local governments provide a wide range of services supported primarily by local property and sales taxes.

Meet Our Staff

Eva DeLuna
Eva DeLuna Castro

Program Director, Invest in Texas Team

Dick Lavine
Dick Lavine

Senior Fiscal Analyst, Invest in Texas Team

State Budget

State investments in high-quality pre K-12 and higher education, health care, and infrastructure help communities flourish as Texas continues to grow.

Local Services

Texas' local governments provide a wide range of services supported primarily by local property and sales taxes.