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spill-over bill

spill-over bill  n.— «One of the rites of passage for legislators is a vote that occurs near the end of each legislative year on what is known as the “spill-over” bill. This is a massive spending bill that is used as a way to dole out...

docu-soap

docu-soap  n.— «Beers, who often narrates his own shows, has found a winning formula for his “docu-soaps,” as he calls them. His series typically profile men with blue-collar jobs, such as crab fishermen, truckers, Texas oil wildcatters...

bumping

bumping  n.— «The county continues to face budget cuts, so the emergency medical services manager’s job was eliminated. Because he has more seniority over the AIDS chief, he will take that post. The process is known as “bumping...

kicker

kicker  n.— «If the amount of Oregon revenues collected over a two-year budget cycle exceeds the state economists’ projections made near the end of a legislative session by two percent or more, the entire amount of the unanticipated...

freezing

freezing  n.— «At the Department of Correction, guards are often forced into mandatory overtime, a practice known as “freezing” that requires them to work 16 consecutive hours.» —“Overtime pay takes big bite of...

pimp slap

pimp slap  n.— «“While Clark County is more than willing to participate in a dialogue with you and your legislative leaders about the future of these programs, we believe strongly that they should be one of the last programs to be cut...

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