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Twenty-five years after it was first levied, what has the income tax done for Connecticut? This hour, we take a deeper look at this controversial tax -- including its impact on our state's economic and fiscal well-being.

A court in Spain has sentenced Lionel Messi, widely hailed as one of the best soccer players alive, to 21 months in jail for tax fraud. Messi 's father, Jorge Horacio Messi, received the same sentence, over not paying some 4 million euros in taxes.

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Airbnb, the home rental site, is the latest e-commerce company to succumb to Connecticut's campaign to bring its tax structure into the 21st century.

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Corporate tax incentives are becoming ever more controversial in Connecticut. Government watchdogs said Governor Dannel Malloy can take some heat out of the debate by signing a bill that would give greater legislative oversight.

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The state’s largest business organization seems to have angered legislative Republicans with its support of the proposed budget. 

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A controversial bill that would have taxed Yale’s $25 billion endowment failed earlier this year. Now, Yale officials are speaking out against a proposed bill that could potentially increase taxes the university pays on some of its properties. 

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Tax liens might not sound like the "sexiest" topic. But for some property owners, they can mean the difference between keeping or losing a home.

This hour, we take a look at how these liens -- and, more specifically, the sales of these liens -- are affecting some of Connecticut’s most financially vulnerable residents. It’s the latest in our ongoing series with WNPR contributor Susan Campbell. 

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Some residents say a Bloomfield attorney should have recused himself from offering the town legal advice on a tax abatement for a water bottling plant because he works for the water authority.

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United Technologies Aerospace Systems has opened a new worldwide research lab in Windsor Locks, the first part of a multi-million-dollar investment spurred by a state tax credit deal. 

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Say you’re a cash-strapped city, and scattered around town are houses where owners are behind on their property taxes.

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Connecticut lawmakers are getting public input on several possible changes to state liquor laws.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said he’ll propose a bill that would pay to remove lead from homes and businesses.

Murphy says a tax credit would lower the chances of lead poisoning in Connecticut. In the northeast, lead was commonly used in for paint and pipes in houses built before 1950. The Connecticut Department of Public Health says about 15 percent of buildings in the state might still have lead in their paint or pipes.

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A week after announcing a three-way deal to pay for $10 million in construction overruns at Hartford's new minor league baseball stadium, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin held a town hall meeting with residents to talk about it. 

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Questions continue to swirl around a car crash involving a state senator. Andrew Maynard, a Democrat from Stonington, was already recovering from a fall at his home in 2014 that left some questioning his ability to serve before the most recent incident. 

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Congestion tolling, a higher sales tax, and increasing the state gas tax to the 1990s rate of 39 cents per gallon are among the ideas being recommended to help fund Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed $100 billion transportation overhaul.

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