Jay Gonzalez

Gonzalez’s ‘secret’ MBTA document

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez released what he called “a secret state document” just prior to Thursday night’s debate with Gov. Charlie Baker that he said raises questions about the MBTA’s ability to bring its equipment into a state of good repair in 15 years and its long-term spending plans. The document – a June 2017 report(...)

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For our environmental future, Gonzalez is clear choice

For our environmental future, Gonzalez is clear choice

Baker record: protecting the status quo and fossil fuel interests

WHAT WOULD IT take to really tackle climate change and move the Commonwealth to a clean energy future? What would real leadership look like? Leadership that recognizes the immense cost of delay and the enormous economic opportunities of breaking our fossil fuel addiction? We know we must act now. In the last two years, five(...)

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Moving toward Election Day

Moving toward Election Day

Transportation takes a front seat

The first image on the screen in the first television ad aired by gubernatorial challenger Jay Gonzalez shows a traffic-clogged chunk of the Massachusetts Turnpike, and that’s no accident. To a degree that would have been surprising just four years ago, a central issue in the race for governor is the idea that the region(...)

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The duel over Diehl

The duel over Diehl

Can Gonzalez capitalize on this moment?

THE BIT MOMENT in this week’s gubernatorial debate between Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic opponent Jay Gonzalez was not about being governor at all. It came down to a duel over the Republican candidate for Senate, Geoff Diehl. Diehl was the Massachusetts co-chair for Trump’s presidential campaign, and has closely aligned himself with the(...)

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Baker goes turtle while Gonzalez gets carried away

Baker goes turtle while Gonzalez gets carried away

Debate showcases flaws in both candidates

IT COULDN’T COMPETE with the drama of the Astros-Sox game, but Wednesday night’s debate between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez packed a lot of punch. Baker went turtle several times, rolling up into his shell when he was confronted with issues or inconsistencies that he didn’t want to acknowledge. Gonzalez, whose(...)

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Baker goes turtle while Gonzalez gets carried away

It couldn’t compete with the drama of the Astros-Sox game, but Wednesday night’s debate between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez packed a lot of punch. Baker went turtle several times, rolling up into his shell when he was confronted with issues or inconsistencies that he didn’t want to acknowledge. Gonzalez, whose(...)

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Does Harvard have constitutional protection from Gonzalez tax?

Does Harvard have constitutional protection from Gonzalez tax?

John Adams gave university special status, but taxation waiver is unclear

THINGS LOOK TOUGH enough for Jay Gonzalez’s proposal to tax high-value university endowments, with lots of leading Democrats offering a less than enthusiastic embrace of the idea. But could the idea face an even bigger barrier – the Massachusetts Constitution? Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for governor, has proposed levying a tax on the endowment of(...)

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Gonzalez calls for Baker to fire MBTA general manager

Gonzalez calls for Baker to fire MBTA general manager

Challenger cites lawsuit against Texas company Ramirez ran

DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE Jay Gonzalez said Gov. Charlie Baker should fire MBTA General Manger Luis Ramirez, citing a recent lawsuit against the Texas company he once led that charged Ramirez and other executives with issuing false and misleading financial reports. “A judge just found that Luis Ramirez knowingly mislead investors of the company he was(...)

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Gonzalez, Massie share stage — and views

Gonzalez, Massie share stage — and views

Debate reveals little difference between Democrats on issues

HE WAS NOWHERE to be seen, but Gov. Charlie Baker came in for a pummeling as the two Democrats vying for the right to take him on in November trained their fire on the state’s popular incumbent Republican, not each other, in a debate on Thursday afternoon at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Jay Gonzalez(...)

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The Codcast: Warren, Brownsberger go at it on criminal justice bill

The sweeping criminal justice bill that Gov. Charlie Baker signed earlier this month received widespread, but not universal, praise as a welcome turn away from the tough-on-crime policies of the 1980s and ‘90s. One notable dissenting voice was that of Setti Warren, the former Newton mayor who is now one of three Democrats vying to(...)

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