South Carolina State Appropriations, 1999 – 2016

South Carolina State Appropriations, 1999 – 2016

SC State Appropriations

]Using data from South Carolina General Appropriations Bills, Fiscal Years 1998-99 through 2015-2016, trends in line item appropriations since 1999 show several key spending trends of state government.

Key Trends

  • Decreased overall reliance upon state General Funds, falling from 38% of total state appropriations in 2001 to 28% in 2016.
  • Increased reliance upon Federal Funds, rising from 28% to 33% over the same time period.
  • Increased use of state Other Funds, rising from 28% to 38% of total appropriations.

Growth Rates

Between 1999 and 2016, General Fund appropriations grew only 45.1% to $6.895 billion in 2016, while Other Appropriations (both Federal and Other State) grew 108.6% to $17.418 billion in 2016. Combine appropriations grew 85.7% to $24.313 billion in 2016.