AP Style Government

The AP Stylebook outlines the following guideline for referring to a branch of government or the government as a whole.

AP Style Government

Government should always appear as lowercase and should never be abbreviated.

For example,

  • the federal government
  • state governments
  • the U.S. government
  • state government officials
  • official government regulations

See also AP Style Government Bodies, AP Style Political Parties, and AP Style President.