On July 1, 2019 Public Act 19-102 (PA-102) transferred the responsibility for maintaining the searchable online electronic database concerning state expenditures from the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) to the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). The Open Connecticut database can be viewed here.
The data on this website will no longer be updated. Archived information will continue to be made available on this website until the transition to OSC is complete.
Welcome to transparency.CT.gov. This site was developed by the Connecticut General Assembly under the direction of the Office of Fiscal Analysis with data provided by the Office of the State Comptroller. This site was created in accordance with Public Act 10-155, An Act Requiring the Establishment of a Searchable Database for State Expenditures. This Public Act requires the Office of Fiscal Analysis to establish and maintain a website for the purpose of posting state agency expenditures, including contracts and grants. The Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) is a nonpartisan office that supports the Connecticut General Assembly. To read more about us, please visit our website at http://www.cga.ct.gov/ofa.
The data for the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018 is now available. This information includes Expenditures, Employee Compensation, Contract Spending, Grants, and Payments for the fiscal period that ran from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
The Pension Data for the calendar year that ended December 31, 2018 is now available. This information details the payments made to retirees or beneficiaries in the calendar year 2018.
The idea of government transparency is not new. It was spoken of as early as 1802 when Thomas Jefferson, speaking to the Secretary of the Treasury, said
"We might hope to see the finances as clear and intelligible as a merchant's books, so that every member of Congress, and every man of every mind in the Union should be able to comprehend them, to investigate abuses, and consequently, to control them."
With advancement in Internet technologies, this idea began to take shape in federal and state government legislation. Congress passed the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 that required the formation of a single searchable web site of federal expenditures accessible by the public. Several states followed suit passing similar legislation in 2007. In Connecticut, transparency legislation was proposed on several occasions before being passed in 2010. As a result, this site was created in accordance with Public Act 10-155, An Act Requiring the Establishment of a Searchable Database for State Expenditures. This Public Act required the Office of Fiscal Analysis to establish and maintain a web site for the purpose of posting state agency expenditures, including contracts and grants.
The data on this site come primarily from the State’s accounting and personnel system, which is used for most of the State’s business transactions. Pension details are provided by the Office of the State Comptroller. Please note that the financial information is currently available for state fiscal years 2010 through 2018. Pension information is currently available for calendar years 2010 through 2018.
The Office of Fiscal Analysis is required to submit annual reports to the Appropriations Committee. Section 97 of Public Act No. 12-1 (JSS), An Act Implementing Provisions for the State Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2012 amended OFA's reporting requirements from quarterly to annually. View the most recent and previous progress reports here.