budget cut

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Noun1.budget cut - the act of reducing budgeted expendituresbudget cut - the act of reducing budgeted expenditures
cut - the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
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The budget cut this year is also expected to lead to the downsizing of the reforestation target.
7-billion budget cut for public works projects had turned out to be thorny and hinted the spending plan's finalization would be anything but quick.
AP) -- Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Donovan says a 4-percent budget cut being sought by the Shumlin administration will mean job losses on the system's campuses.
ISLAMABAD -- 3 major hospitals of federal capital have been exempted from 30 percent budget cut.
In a report by the Sydney Morning Herald, CSIRO has said it is preparing for an impending budget cut of 20 per cent.
POLICE forces have been hit "where it hurts" following a budget cut of around 2%, it has been claimed.
The CR also included an additional across-the-board budget cut of 0.
My own experience in government long ago taught me what I call the "Firemen First" principle, meaning that an agency, faced with a budget cut, will quickly announce that those cuts will result in the loss of its most essential service--firemen, for example--while the excess bureaucrats at the headquarters go unmentioned.
Shahzad Salim, Former Central Chairman of Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), if the US administration does not tackle the issue, an automatic budget cut also called the 'Fiscal Cliff' will come in to effect.
Dan Huberty, R-Houston, decided to canvass the state's 1,000-plus school districts after he heard that one superintendent in his area had laid off several teachers and then rehired them once final state budget cut numbers came out.
The service was passed a 20% budget cut by Newcastle Council.
COUNCILS across Scotland are facing a budget cut of up to 9.