The above graphic is a massive visual guide to the Massachsettes state budget. It presents hundreds of government departments, agencies, and programs in a visual format, proportionate in size to their funding level. The largest item is $15 billion, the smallest is $65 thousand.

If you ever wanted a hard look at how a state spends it's money, this is it.

This was designed by Jess Bachman and commissioned by the Pioneer Institute.

Looking for the Federal version?

Death and Taxes: 2011, is a visual record of the federal budget. It contains over 500 programs and departments and almost every program that receives over 200 million dollars annually. The data is straight from the president's 2011 budget request and will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress to begin the fiscal year.

It was created and designed by Jess Bachman and can be purchased as a high quality poster from


Jess Bachman is a graphic designer specializing in data visualization and infographics.

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