Texas Comptroller Susan Combs Announces “Debt-at-a-Glance” Website
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced a new website that allows Texans to keep track of government debt at the state, county, and city levels.
Combs announced the rollout of new “Debt-at-a-Glance” web pages, which detail debt in an easy-to-read format.
Debt-at-a-Glance outlines the outstanding debt of Texas, as well as the state’s 20 most populous cities and counties.
“Taxpayers pay the freight when government asks them to take on debt,” said Combs. “These web pages are part of our continuing efforts to help provide simple ways for taxpayers to find out what they’re already on the hook for.”
The website, available at www.tellthetruthtexas.org/debt/, allows users to see debt totals and trends, tax rates, debt elections, authorized but unissued debt, certificates of obligation, and links to the comprehensive annual financial report for each city or county.
Debt-at-a-glance also enables users to determine how each of the 20 cities and counties compares in total debt outstanding and debt outstanding per capita.
The Comptroller’s Office plans to add Debt-at-a-Glance data for the 20 school districts with the largest student populations as well.