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SBD/May 16, 2011/Facilities
Wang Will Pay For Nassau Arena Vote If Islanders Land New Facility
Published May 16, 2011
PLENTY OF HURDLES TO CLEAR: On Long Island, Brodsky, Marshall & Phillips note the arena proposal faces "daunting challenges." First, there is the "need to get approval for a bond referendum from a public wary of government spending." In addition, the "county legislature needs to give its OK." The Nassau Interim Finance Authority "has indicated it has questions about the plan and wants more data on the cost and the benefits." To date, "no obvious, well-organized opposition to the project has surfaced, but there are still few details to oppose." Wang said that he "wants voters to have full disclosure about the details." Wang: "We'll do everything we can to make it work, get the information out, make people understand what the alternatives are, and we'll keep working at it" (NEWSDAY, 5/16).