budget budget  /ˈbə dʒɪt/


  1. (n) a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
  2. (n) a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
  3. (v) make a budget

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  1. It would help to have a budget, but state legislators have been at an impasse for weeks, haggling over various proposals and weighing their political consequences.
  2. The budget resolution is written at a high-level generality, and what it needs to do is take that bottom line, which is what it did.
  3. The UC system, the country's leading public university, is about to cut its budget by 20%, with potentially dire results.


  1. Budget goes to Walker

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state budget that would cut income taxes for all taxpayers, allow private school vouchers to expand statewide and freeze tuition at the University of Wisconsin is now in the hands of Gov. Scott Walker.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Beloit Daily News

  2. Budget Battle: Dems Bow to Republicans

    The budget battle wages on in Madison. Did Assembly democrats back-down to republicans or is it all part of a larger plan?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC26 Green Bay

  3. Budget would save RI's lead poisoning prevention program

    Budget would save RI's lead poisoning prevention program
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Providence Journal


  1. "This budget is inseparable from this recovery because it is what lays the foundation for a secure and lasting prosperity," Obama said.
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "The arithmetic is, unfortunately, quite clear," Mr. Bernanke said. "To avoid large and unsustainable budget deficits, the nation will ultimately have to choose among higher taxes, modifications to entitlement programs such as Social Security...
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Ben Bernanke Source: New York Times

  3. "Today, the Congressional Budget Office has sent Congress a powerful message: our comprehensive energy and climate bill will slash America's deficit by over $19 billion," said Sens. Kerry and Lieberman. "There is no more room for excuses -...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: John Kerry Source: TIME (blog)

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