Niagara Falls Budget Battle

November 29, 2012 Updated Nov 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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November 29, 2012 Updated Nov 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) - The Niagara Falls City Council passed more than 150 budget amendments Wednesday day, altering the Doomsday Budget submitted earlier this month by Mayor Paul Dyster.

Instead of raising property taxes by 8.3% and laying off almost 30 city workers, lawmakers made dozens of cuts, including a $3.1 million decrease in funding to USA Niagara.

USA Niagara is an arm of Empire State Development, a state agency that oversees economic development in the Cataract City.

Mayor Paul Dyster said he disagrees with the council's actions and is considering a veto.

He has until Tuesday to veto any of the measures passed by lawmakers.

A final budget must be in place by December 15.