The Executive Branch. Independent Administrative Agencies

The executive branch has a significant lawmaking component both at the federal add the state level. The federal executive branch is headed by the President of the United States, and it is composed of the Vice President, the Cabinet, and, the independent agencies. Each has special powers and functions, and each is authorized to issue binding rules.

At the state level, including New York, the executive branch is headed by that state’s Governor, and specialized agencies.

If in Civil Law countries, municipalities are administrative units, in the United States municipalities are organized based on their own charters according to Home Rules state statutes, and are structured with their own legislative, judiciary and administrative body,