House panel to weigh in on disputed election

It is due to recommend whether Republican Bob Frenier should keep the Orange-1 seat that Susan Hatch Davis, a Progressive, held for five terms and wants back. But the House doesn’t have to follow the advice.

State librarian won’t be reappointed

Library officials around Vermont described Reid as a strong advocate for public libraries who had to also cope with budget cutbacks in a time of lean state budgets.

Bill seeks more freedom for student press

“If we’re going to actually teach civil discourse in our schools, we need to be allowing students to express themselves,” said Sen. Jeanette White, D-Windham, the bill’s sponsor.

Receiver seeks to refund nearly $18M to AnC Bio investors

The move could enable about 35 investors to look for another EB-5 project in hopes of still getting a green card, the motion says. More than 100 other investors wouldn’t be affected.

Judge to rule on redaction of EB-5 records

Meanwhile, the Vermont Attorney General’s office has said it will charge VTDigger more than $200,000 for a request for records not already provided to the news organization.

Landlord: Quiros owes $86,721 in back rent for Florida eatery

A Florida shopping center that says Ariel Quiros owes $86,721 in back rent for his now-shuttered Key Biscayne restaurant has received approval to throw him out. Quiros, facing state and federal investor fraud lawsuits stemming from developments at Jay Peak Resort in Vermont, did not contest the move to clear out his leased space in […]

Unsealed Douglas documents show belief in Stenger’s vision

Memos from Douglas’ commerce agency reveal mostly positive views about the massive expansion of Jay Peak and other projects. “Looking back, more (oversight) would have been better,” he says in hindsight.

Federal rule change may aid EB-5 investors in limbo

The rule change would allow the defrauded Jay Peak investors to recoup money through the sale of assets, settlements, or other litigation and reinvest in another qualified EB-5 project.

Shumlin records taken to archive

Documents withheld from public review include the governor’s calendar, daily briefing materials, “substantive” correspondence of staff and EB-5 records.

Settlements in EB-5 case leave Quiros standing alone

The latest judgments are against a slew of corporate and relief entities. The latter received “ill-gotten gains” but didn’t necessarily take actions that led to the SEC’s fraud allegations.

Scott urged to support ‘green’ energy initiatives

Sixteen organizations signed a letter urging the governor to support renewable energy projects.

Judge OK’s payment option for unpaid EB-5 contractors, subcontractors

Contractors can opt for 33 percent of what they are owed and hope for future proceeds when the properties sell. Or they can take a onetime 60 percent payment now of their total bill.

EB-5 investors seek class-action certification

The lead plaintiff in the case is Alexander Daccache, of Brazil. More than 800 others could become eligible to join the suit against developers Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger.

One EB-5 investor’s story: Too little, and maybe too late

Minggan Wei is trying to find a way to stay in the United States.