The following is a look back at some of the top stories in Nassau County over the past week:
Residents to Vote on Borrowing for Sports Complex
On Tuesday, County Executive Ed Mangano signed a bill authorizing Nassau to hold an Aug. 1 vote to determine the future of the Nassau Coliseum property.
If the referendum is passed by county voters, Nassau would look to borrow $400 million to build a new sports and entertainment complex on the current Coliseum property, which would include a new hockey arena and a minor league ballpark.
But even if voters approve the referendum, any borrowing must first be approved by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, which is currently reviewing county finances.
Judge Halts Nassau Redistricting Plan
A New York Supreme Court judge placed a second restraining order on Nassau Republican plans to draw new legislative district lines prior this year's election.
Last Tuesday, the Nassau Legislature voted 10-8 in favor of the redistricting plan.
The next court date on the redistricting issue is June 14, which is seven days after the filing deadline for the 2011 election.