The South Carolina government is responsible for the state’s executive, legislative, and judicial functions. The South Carolina Constitution provides for a separation of powers between the three branches of government and establishes checks and balances to ensure that no one branch becomes too powerful.
The executive branch consists of the governor and other statewide elected officials, who are responsible for carrying out the laws of the state.
The South Carolina General Assembly is the state’s legislature and is responsible for making laws. The South Carolina Legislature can override a veto by the governor with a two-thirds vote in each chamber and can impeach and remove state officials from office. The Legislature appropriates funds to support the operations of state agencies and programs.
The South Carolina judiciary consists of the South Carolina Supreme Court and lower courts, which interpret and apply the law. South Carolina courts can declare laws unconstitutional.
The South Carolina government is responsible for providing many services to the people of the state, including education, transportation, health care, and public safety.
The government receives funding from a variety of sources, including taxes, federal grants, and fees charged for services. The South Carolina Constitution requires that a balanced budget be maintained, and the Legislature must approve all spending by the state.
Official Name: South Carolina
Governor: Henry McMaster
Contact: Contact the governor
Main Address: 1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
Phone Number: 1-803-734-2100