The Nerve’s ‘Top-25’: S.C. Agencies with Biggest General-Fund Piggy Banks

September 7, 2015

Investigative Reports

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S.C. Agencies with Biggest General-Fund Piggy BanksPROGRAMMING NOTE: The Nerve’s editor is on vacation over the next week. In lieu of the normal story lineup, The Nerve is featuring a series of “Top 25” lists, based on state records. Below is a list of the 25-highest general-fund reserves among state agencies and main state budget categories as of July 1, as compiled by the S.C. Comptroller General’s Office. The list does not include “other” or federal funds carried over by agencies from one fiscal year to the next.

1. Heath ad Human Services:  $174,310,340

2. Education:  $32,024,384

3. Transportation: $30,930,691

4. Commerce: $28,748,837

5. House of Representatives:  $23,282,545

6  Debt Service: $17,201,319

7.  Aid to Local Governments:  $10,025,313

8.  Social Services:  $9,033,364

9.  Corrections:  $8,203,019

10.  Health and Environmental Control: $8,088,512

11.  Governor’s Office:  $7,254,273

12. Budget and Control Board (restructured as of July 1 under new agencies):  $7,202,045

13. Senate: $6,576,110

14. Natural Resources:  $6,238,657

15. Higher Education: $5,291,283

16.  Parks, Recreation and Tourism:  $4,375,077

17.  Lt. Governor’s Office:  $4,280,246

18.  Juvenile Justice:  $3,964,999

19.  Judicial Department:  $3,389,560

20.  Public Safety:  $2,943,137

21.  Ports Authority:  $2,750,000

22.  Legislative Support Agencies:  $2,528,220

23.  Revenue:  $2,478,993

24.  Stand-Alone Schools:  $2,338,039

25.  Adjutant General:  $2,236,902

Reach Brundrett at (803) 254-4411 or rick@thenerve.org.  Follow him on Twitter @thenerve_rick. Follow The Nerve on Facebook and Twitter @thenervesc.