Issue of the Week

Should a new arena for the NY Islanders be built at Belmont Park?

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The NY Islanders recent move to Brooklyn has left a void of professional sports on Long Island. There is now discussion to build a new arena at Belmont Park to bring the Islanders home. Those in support feel it's a great location with access to public transportation. Those against say a new arena isn't the best use of the vacant land and the Coliseum in Hempstead should be retrofitted for professional hockey. Should a new arena for the NY Islanders be built at 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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