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How Fast is Texas State Government Spending Your Money?

The numbers (rounded) break-down as:

  • $2,200 per second
  • $132,000 per minute
  • $7,920,000 per hour
  • $190,080,000 per day
  • $1,330,560,000 per week


The Spend-O-Meter calculates the amount spent since midnight of September 1, 2005 as if the spending were to occur in a progressive, orderly fashion at the per-millisecond rate noted above. The Spend-O-Meter is not designed to reflect actual spending, but projected spending based on the approved budget. In reality, state expenditures from the budget occur at punctuated points in time, such as with the monthly payroll for state employees.

The Spend-O-Meter does not include local-dollar spending by counties, cities, schools, and special local districts.

The Spend-O-Meter calculates the rate based on your computer’s clock. If your clock is not properly set, the numbers may be inaccurate.