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City officials finally willing to accept Reporter’s advice on casino cash?

April 13, 2017 Mike Hudson 0

Over the past eight years, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has burned through around $200 million in revenue the city receives as the local share of the slot machine revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino.

And for almost as long, The Niagara Falls Reporter has been calling for a casino cash plan.

Dyster spent more than $700,000 staging concerts at the Hard Rock Café, $2.2 million for trash totes, $250,000 for a new roof on the Hyde Park clubhouse at the golf course, $4 million toward building an unwanted and unneeded train station and $http://southbuffalonews.com.5 million to subsidize USA Niagara to pay Global Spectrum to run events and parties on Old Falls Street.

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Why was there no public hearing on 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget?

April 13, 2017 Anna Howard 0

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The Niagara Falls Reporter recently featured a cover story detailing how the city council approved the 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 budget in a 4-0 council vote on November http://southbuffalonews.com7 at the close of a budget work session.

That budget, along with seven as yet to be disclosed council budget amendments, moved to the Mayor Paul A. Dyster who signed and authorized it.

We contacted former councilman Sam Fruscione, who served as council chairman several times in his eight years on the council.

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