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Critics, supporters: Find new direction

Election workers Johann Tamburello, left, and Margaret Hitchcock

Election workers Johann Tamburello, left, and Margaret Hitchcock assist voter Jean Pierre on the Nassau Coliseum referendum at Elmont High School. Photo 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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