Issue of the Week

Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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The New York Islanders recent move to Brooklyn has left many Long Island residents longing for their return. Those who favor building a new arena believe the vacant 28-acre, state-owned, south parking lot, next to Belmont Park is well-situated near the LIRR and close to major highways. Those against this location feel the Coliseum is already available and the proposed location is better suited as a mixed use development with rental housing. Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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Legislature

Do you believe Nassau County's employee wage freeze should be lifted in 2014?

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For the past three years, Nassau County's 7,000-plus employees have had a wage freeze imposed by NIFA (Nassau Interim Finance Authority). The wage freeze was instituted because, in recent years, Nassau County government has had a difficult time balancing its budget. Though Nassau County's sales tax revenue has increased as a result of economic activity due to the cleanup and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, county workers' wages have remained frozen. Do you believe the county executive should lift the wage freeze and honor previously negotiated contracts sometime in 2014?

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