An investor whose application was turned down by federal EB-5 regulators, says he’s waited almost five months to get his $500,000 back. Jay Peak president Bill Stenger blames state officials.
VTDigger will develop a tool that integrates campaign finance data with stories about political candidates.
The company in charge of construction of an EB-5 funded hotel and conference center says state regulators are holding up payments for completed work.
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Garrett Graff, editor of Politico Magazine, is stepping down after 10 months on the job and plans to return to Vermont. Graff won’t divulge his plans except to say that he’ll be back in his home state in a couple of weeks. Politico editor Susan Glasser told the Washington Post that “Garrett has been both […]
Fifteen EB-5 investors who claim the owners of Jay Peak Resort improperly changed the terms their arrangement lodge individual complaints with the Department of Financial Regulation.
Vermont Gas Systems files eminent domain petitions, reaches agreement with 94 percent of landowners on pipeline right of way
Vermont Gas Systems has settled with 94 percent of landowners along the 43-mile pipeline corridor from Colchester to Middlebury. More than 150 landowners in the right-of-way corridor have reached agreements with Vermont Gas. In a statement, Don Rendall, president and CEO of Vermont Gas said the company’s goal has been “to work positively with landowners, […]
Vermont’s congressional delegation announced on Friday that the state will receive $17 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program this year. The funding provides fuel subsidies for more than 25,000 Vermonters. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., issued a joint press release about the […]
Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Theresa Wood, a former deputy commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, to represent the Washington-Chittenden district. Wood, 57, will take the place of Rebecca Ellis who left the House to work for the Shumlin administration as senior counsel for government affairs at the Agency of Natural Resources. […]
Lawyers for Vermont Gas and state officials say the board is taking too long to reapprove the license for the project. The MOU was designed “to support rapid conclusion” of the process.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says the union “refused to budge” from its original proposal of a 13.4 percent salary increase over two years. Steve Howard, of VSEA, says the union offered a compromise position of a 2 percent cost of living increase each year for two years, plus step increases of 1.4 percent.
Higher utilization rates, changes in federal match rates and the Medicare program, a 53rd week of payments and costly new cystic fibrosis drugs are all contributing factors.
Rep. Kesha Ram’s announcement sets up a Democratic primary for lieutenant governor against Brendan Riker of Marlboro. The two Dems are both young, Ram is 29 and Riker is 28, both are from California — and both appear to be equally ambitious.
AARP Vermont says the MOU will hurt Chittenden and Franklin county ratepayers who will pay $134 million for a project they won’t benefit from.