budget crunch

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budget crunch

A financial situation in which resources are limited. We're in a real budget crunch and can't afford a setback like this right now.
See also: budget, crunch
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

budget crunch

verb
See also: budget, crunch
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He urged the Legislature for years to make reforms that would help rural hospitals make it through the state's budget crunches.<br />The Journal Recordnamed him as a 2018 Achiever Under 40 and recognized him as one of the state's Most Admired CEOs.<br />Hise said Downs is excellent with the day-to-day operations of Cordell Memorial Hospital.
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The state got a D for worker benefit costs (think health care) and a C for expected liability gap (unfunded pension liabilities that could create future budget crunches).
Back then, lawmakers created the Rainy Day Fund to help offset future budget crunches. They also imposed what some today say may again be necessary to plug an unprecedented $20 billion-plus budget hole: a temporary sales tax increase.
It's easy to tax sin when states and cities are facing budget crunches, but it's merely a stopgap solution.
In the wake of the economic collapse, Broward and Palm Beach counties are veering apart in their strategies for dealing with their budget crunches. Broward plans to cut the Sheriff's Office budget and leave property taxes at current rates.
Theatrical design is a field not without its problems and its challenges, some of which are explored in depth here--but it is also, I'm convinced, an arena awash in unequalled creativity, a commodity that the likely budget crunches of coming seasons will make even more essential.
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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), school budget crunches have been a trend over the past couple years and span the entire nation.
Many cities and towns are cutting staff and services and increasing fees to cope with budget crunches. The National League of Cities says its annual survey of city finances found 81 percent of finance directors say their cities were less able to meet financial needs compared with the previous year--the largest percentage since 1990.
She noted the city used to spend $70,000 annually for staffing at the senior center, until budget crunches began taking a toll six years ago.
Correctional budget crunches around the country have prompted legislators to cut the number of state-employee chaplains, especially in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, The New York Times reports.