There are some similarities between incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez. Each at one time served as the state’s administration and finance secretary. Both went on to head up health insurance companies before running for the corner office.

But one key area where they differ is taxes.

At a televised debate last week, Gonzalez wasn’t shy when talking about the need for new taxes.

Some more good news for Connecticut homeowners who are struggling with crumbling foundations -- many will now be able to deduct the cost of repairs from their federal taxes over the next two decades. 

The MGM casino in Springfield, Mass.
HOANG 'LEON' NGUYEN / The Republican/ / photos

The new casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, saw a dip in revenues last month. But an MGM official says it's on track financially.

Over the last 20 years, the state of Vermont has authorized more than $10 million in payments to Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

The company, known for its K-Cup pods, is just one of many Vermont businesses that have used state incentive programs aimed at creating jobs. But exactly how much money Keurig received and what the company did with it is shrouded in secrecy.

Massachusetts Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez announces his plan to tax endowments of wealthy Massachusetts colleges in Boston on September 19, 2018.
Matt Murphy / State House News Service

Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez announced a proposal on Wednesday to tax private colleges in Massachusetts to pay for his transportation and education plans.