If California's state government were a business, it would be about as big as Exxon Mobile. And Georgia would be about the same size as a company headquartered in Atlanta: Coca-Cola.
When speaking about state budgets, billion-dollar pools of money can become something of an abstract concept. It's easy to forget what a billion dollars really means.
So the Center for Digital Government — part of e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company — used its own data alongside data from the Fortune 100 list to put together some comparisons. Here are all the states whose budgets would put them on the Fortune 100 list if they were companies, along with the businesses whose revenue totals they are closest to.