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.
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The State Budget is comprised of ten appropriated funds that support the major operations of State government. In addition to these funds, state agencies may spend federal or special revenue funds to operate specific programs or functions.
Employee Compensation is calculated from actual fiscal year payroll payments. Totals are for the fiscal year which runs from July 1 through June 30. The total cost of state employees includes both compensation and fringe benefits.
State Agencies negotiate contracts with vendors to provide services or goods at set prices. Click to explore contract spending for the state. Totals are for the fiscal year which runs from July 1 through June 30.
Grants are contributions from a governmental entity to another government or private entity, including service providers or individuals. Grants are made primariy to support educational and human services functions.
Payments to businesses and other entities are at the core of State spending transparency. This data allows citizens to view who received payments from the State for goods or services and how much they received.
The Pension Payments are the 1099 earnings reported by the Office of the State Comptroller for the selected calendar year. The data provided represents payments to retirees. Totals are for the calendar year which runs from January 1 through December 31.
Data visualization helps people understand the significance of data by placing it in a visual context. Visualize expenditure data for the State of Connecticut using charts and graphs to explore and better understand trends in state spending.
Download the data presented on this web site to perform your independent analysis. The data can be imported into a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel or a database application such as Microsoft Access.