There’s a lengthy, but informative piece at South Carolina Policy Council, titled Who Runs South Carolina State Government?. Many readers will be surprised to learn what actually goes on and how much it costs the taxpayers. The people that we elect at the polls, are usually not the people who make some of the decisions that affects all people, and many times in a substantial way.
If you want to be fully informed in regards to how this mess is made, I suggest yhat you take time to read this. There is also a 12 pages pdf download available on their site.