Critics, supporters: Find new direction

Election workers Johann Tamburello, left, and Margaret Hitchcock

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Election workers Johann Tamburello, left, and Margaret Hitchcock assist voter Jean Pierre on the Nassau Coliseum referendum at Elmont High School. (Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

Critics and supporters said Nassau should immediately start looking for private financing to fund a development deal that includes the rebuilding of the aging Coliseum.

Nassau Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs, who opposed the plan for taxpayers to borrow up to $400 million, told News12 late last night, "This was a bad plan . . . government should not be running entertainment venues."

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