Mass. Budget Map Shows Where Your Tax Dollars Go

Published December 10, 2010

The Pioneer Institute, a nonprofit public–policy research group in Boston, has released an illustrated guide to Beacon Hill spending for 2011. Gov. Deval Patrick signed the $27.6 billion budget back in July.

The map is so huge and so detailed that you won’t be able to make out most of it, even at full screen. You can zoom way in using your mouse wheel or by double-clicking on a section.

I would like clearer labels overlaid on the big dollar bubbles so I can see, at a glance, how the government prioritizes my tax dollars. But it’s an impressive creation overall.