I'm playing around with some visualization tools during my spare time as of late, using ManyEyes.
The concept is simple, upload a document and choose the visualization method. It's a bit tricky, and I'll get better as I get comfortable with it.
But the potential is there. Here's a simple chart from the state Comptroller's preliminary report on overlapping hours in the double-dipping scandal.
If I get the hang of it, you'll see this more often.
UPDATE: I was asked in the comments if we could upload the time sheet with 'double dip' on it. Here is one:
UPDATE 2: Microsoft Excel does charts, of course, so let's add Wages, Overtime with URGENT, School money and benefits and make some CHARTICLES!
Detective Lt. Timothy Matthews wages 2007-2010