The state’s monthly and annual financial reports provide comprehensive information about where state money came from and where it went.
However, state taxpayers also have access to even finer details about where state money was spent. For example, how much did the state pay a particular company to build a state road? How much did the state pay an individual employee in salary or a retiree in pension?
The Office of the State Comptroller compiles this information every year to be posted on a searchable website accessible to the public: www.transparency.CT.gov. The goal of this website, established by law and maintained by the General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis, is to provide “the most comprehensive, single point of reference where citizens can review how Connecticut tax dollars are being spent to support state government programs,” according to the site.
* Salary wages and benefits are reported on a fiscal year basis, which runs from July 1 to June 30.