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Live blog of Niagara Falls City Council meeting

Join me tonight for a live blog of the Niagara Falls City Council meeting. The work session begins at 4 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m.

You can read the council agenda here and the meeting resolutions here.

The big item tonight is Mayor Paul A. Dyster's presentation of his 2013 budget. Due to the nonpayment of more than $58 million in slot machine revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino, this year's budget is expected to be painful. Talk of layoffs has been swirling in City Hall for weeks, and we will find out tonight if they become reality.

For comparison, here's the 2012 budget

UPDATE: 3:55 P.M.: The budget presentation has been postponed, according to a city official, and will not come tonight. No word yet on when the budget will be presented.  

-News Niagara Reporter Charlie Specht 

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