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Behind the rhetoric of autonomy versus unity lies the real bone of contention: money and who controls the purse strings.
Max Posner’s play about a grown son managing the finances of his ailing mother closes its purse strings.
This woman apparently lost control temporarily of the purse strings.
Domestically, May also faces calls to loosen the public purse strings, with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond due to deliver his annual budget next month.
For example, since Congress holds the purse strings for the Forest Service, Utah’s representatives and senators could call in members of the Forest Service to answer questions about their land management and fire prevention practices.
New athletic director Pete Boone had tightened the purse strings in the aftermath of the television and postseason bans, which were estimated to cost the university $3 million in revenue over a 24-month span.
As Saudi Arabia has tightened the purse strings, the kingdom has burned through its foreign exchange reserves derived mostly from the sale of oil.
Congress controls the government's purse strings, after all.
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