Chart: A Decade of State Spending Growth

State policymakers agreed on a budget deal that includes $27.7 billion in General Fund spending. This budget deal represents a $6.8 billion, or 36.1 percent, increase in General Fund spending over the last decade, FY 2002-03 to FY 2012-13.

When you include the sales tax revenue shifted to the Public Transportation Trust Fund in 2007, the General Fund number jumps to more than $28 billion.

Here’s a look at how the state’s largest departments have grown in the last decade: