California NAACP president criticized for work as paid consultant on anti-Prop 10 campaign

The president of the California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is under fire for taking money from a campaign opposed to a rent control measure on November’s ballot — after her organization voted to oppose it. Alice Huffman, the longtime president of the California-Hawaii NAACP, is working as a[…]

Chinese investors sue Nick Mastroianni over alleged EB-5 fraud

Nearly 80 Chinese investors have filed suit against EB-5 fundraiser and Jupiter developer Nicholas Mastroianni II, alleging he defrauded them of their EB-5 investments. Mastroianni, who’s been tied to President Trump’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, as well as to the Kushner Companies, founded the U.S. Immigration Fund for EB-5 investment. He’s known to have raised[…]

Landlord complaints put new energy efficiency ratings on hold

Following considerable pushback from landlords, the Environmental Protection Agency is pausing its plans to update the system for energy efficiency ratings. Changes to the system would affect office and industrial buildings, the Wall Street Journal reported. The move came after some landlords said their properties would be unfairly penalized. More than 200,000 properties in the[…]