The ballots from the six Orange-1 District towns could take until Thursday to tally.
Vail is buying Mount Mansfield Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group Inc., a giant insurance company, for $50 million, company officials said. AIG Global Real Estate will continue to own the Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Mountain Club, the golf course and condos on the mountain.
The measure would permit burials at a depth of at least 3½ feet, compared with the current 5-foot state requirement.
Rep. Bob Frenier, whose seat is at stake, said he would have preferred a roll call vote on the rules “so the people who voted for this could be interrogated at town meeting.”
Rep. Oliver Olsen, I-Londonderry, said legalizing short-term drink specials would be good for tourist areas and the craft beer industry.
The Jay Peak owner is suing the insurer to cover his legal bills in the face of fraud allegations. But the company says Quiros should pay its cost of fighting the coverage request.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services demanded answers from the state about oversight of the Jay Peak projects.
The tallying would start Feb. 22. The proposed rules cover everything from how ballots will be picked up from the town offices to what to do in case of tampering.
“Another lawyer has about 30 people, and that lawyer contacted me and asked to join this case,” said an attorney for Chinese investors. “This is a lawyer who had not filed anything yet …”
“What it means is we don’t have to go out and secure a loan,” said a town official in Jay.
The investors who are covered put in money after March 2015, when the state added a new escrow requirement.
The bill would allow possession of up to two ounces of marijuana. It would also allow adults to grow marijuana plants. State police oppose the measure while Gov. Scott said he has not taken a position.
Galloway says, “We believe the state is using the ‘relevant’ litigation exemption as a shield to prevent the public from understanding why officials failed to provide adequate oversight of the Jay Peak Projects.”