Supporters rally for referendum to build new Nassau Coliseum

Supporters rallied today for a referendum to build a new Nassau Coliseum. Unions, business leaders and Islanders fans gathered in Uniondale yesterday to garner support.

MINEOLA - Supporters rallied today for a referendum to build a new Nassau Coliseum.

Unions, business leaders and Islanders fans gathered in Uniondale yesterday to garner support.

The group wants taxpayers to approve a $400 million referendum to build the new sports facility and organizers say thousands of jobs are at stake.

The Nassau Legislature needs to first approve the plan before the public can vote.

Democrats say they want to see how Nassau County will recoup the $400 million for taxpayers.

The Nassau County Legislature is expected to vote May 31 on whether to allow the referendum on the ballot in August.

Unions: Our jobs will be affected if new Coliseum is not built

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