Federal Government

Government Structure: 3. The US Legislative Branch

The US congress consists of the Senate, with 100 members (two from each state) and the House of Representatives, with 435 members. While the...

Government Structure: 2. The US Executive Branch

The Executive Branch of the federal government consists of the office of the President and Vice President, the Executive Office of the President (the...

Government Structure: 1. The US Constitution

In addition to being a federal republic, the US is also a constitutional democracy. The US constitution is even shorter than the Vermont constitution....

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact

The new tax law is the most comprehensive set of changes to the US tax code since 1986. It will certainly have a major...

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Individual Income Taxes

The new tax law makes substantial changes to the individual income taxes. Most taxpayers will end up paying less tax, but some will not...

Tax Cut and Jobs Act: Business Taxes

In late December, 2017, the current administration in Washington signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most comprehensive modification of the...