balance a/the budget


: to have enough money to provide the amount to be spent
The government may have to raise taxes to balance the budget.

Examples of balance a/the budget in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an effort to balance the budget, his administration proposed that the $8.8 billion allocated to schools in 2022-23 would be designated as prepayments for the future — meaning that money won’t count in calculating Prop 98 baseline funds moving forward. Molly Gibbs, The Mercury News, 18 May 2024 The office only spent $70,000 on two positions that year; the remainder was returned to the city general fund, similar to other unspent city dollars used to balance the budget at the end of each fiscal year, Leach said. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 13 May 2024 In theory, there’s another way Newsom and legislators could truly balance the budget and satisfy those clamoring for money — by raising taxes. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 4 May 2024 Bass has repeatedly argued that city leaders can give raises, balance the budget and deliver services at the same time. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2024 At a news conference Monday, Mendelson pointed to an array of financial pressures on the city — including federal pandemic aid that will not continue beyond this fiscal year — as the basis for his belief the mayor might suggest a tax increase to balance the budget. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2024 The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee is scheduled to vote Friday on its plan to balance the budget. Erin Cox, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 No justification details are offered except that the authors in the Legislature want more money to balance the budget and for their programs. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 15 Feb. 2024 Facing a $1 billion-plus budget deficit over two years, Gov. Katie Hobbs has some ideas on what items to cut to balance the budget, as required by the state constitution. The Arizona Republic, 15 Jan. 2024

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