Article IV includes judiciary functions as the Supreme Court of Texas, Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Comptroller’s Judiciary Section that handles payments to judicial personnel. The 2016-17 all funds appropriations to Article IV is $807.8 million, an increase of $43.3 million, or 5.7 percent, from the previous budget’s expected expenditures.

Article V includes functions related to public safety and criminal justice such as the Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Department of Criminal Justice, and the Department of Public Safety. Appropriations increased by $563.6 million, or 4.7 percent, to $12.4 billion in the 2016-17 all funds budget. Both articles are primarily funded by general revenue funds.