Voters in fiscally bankrupt Nassau County on Long Island are headed to the polls today to decide on a referendum to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the Nassau Colliseum, an aging sports and concert venue.
Its costing a lot more money to hold the vote on a Monday in August than in November, but that's OK. There's always money when some need it.
Municipalities everywhere struggle with the costs of these venues which always go over budget, don't deliver the spin-off promised and saddle local governments with massive operating costs that are absorbed into the tax rate.
Nassau County is under the supervision of a state oversight panel and hardly needs to be spending more on a home for the Islanders.
Nassau to Vote on Coliseum Plans - NYTimes.com