Budget Development and Research

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs supports the General Assembly in the development of an appropriation bill by reviewing state agency budget plans and providing analysis and reports to the Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees.  The agency assists legislators, legislative staff, the Governor’s Office, constitutional officers, and state agencies with research regarding budget issues. We also prepare a variety of reports that support the General Assembly’s budgetary decision-making including analytical and historical budget reports, summaries, and other statistical information. Throughout the fiscal year, the agency consults with and advises state agencies on budget priorities, cost-effectiveness, and statewide considerations regarding agency plans and funding needs.


Three-Year General Fund Financial Outlook

The Three-year General Fund Outlook is prepared in consultation with the Board of Economic Advisors in accordance with Section 11-11-350 of the S.C. Code of Laws, 1976. The Outlook provides three-year revenue and spending projections based on the latest enacted General Fund operating budget.

Historical Analyses - December 31, 2018 (Updated 3-8-19)

The Historical Analyses report provides an overview of historical data about the state's appropriations, expenditures, and revenues.

State Revenue Reports and Forecasts

 These reports provide detailed information on State revenues, both historical and forecasted, as well as topical economic analyses.

Other Projects:

Employer Contribution Trends - June 4, 2019

Presentation outlining historical changes in state government employment costs.


External Resources:

Appropriation Bills and Acts

(link to the General Assembly website)


Executive Budget Office

The Executive Budget Office (EBO) is responsible for the development of the Governor’s budget and oversight of the annual state budget for South Carolina. Additionally, EBO establishes and maintains the guidelines for the budget request process and helps foster performance improvement and transparency through overseeing the annual accountability report process for state agencies. EBO also has oversight for the state’s permanent improvement projects.


State Agency Budget Plans (Requests)