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Dan Haar


Norwalk, CT, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

Dan Haar: A solution to the (strange) UConn-Lamont funding standoff

Hundreds from the UConn community protested Gov. Lamont's budget as too meager. A compromise solution emerged in the back-and-forth at the Capitol Wednesday → Read More

Dan Haar: 'Baby bonds' supporters vow to overcome Lamont rejection

An innovative CT plan to invest $3,200 for each child born into poverty sparked a national wave. Gov. Lamont declines to fund it but supporters push ahead → Read More

A fundraiser recognizing Shawn Wooden raised money and questions

A gala in Hartford celebrating former CT Treasurer Shawn Wooden drew billionaires and Hakeem Jeffries, raising $500,000 -- and questions about Wooden's future → Read More

Dan Haar: A Ukrainian diplomat at Yale, an Abrams tank tie clasp and lessons on the war

A day after U.S. and German leaders agreed to send Abrams and Leopard tanks to Ukraine, U.N. Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya said he's grateful and eager for more → Read More

Dan Haar: Historic Pepperidge Farm HQ to exit CT for NJ with 170 jobs; bakery plant to stay

Campbell Soup Co. said early Wednesday that Pepperidge Farm will leave its longtime Norwalk headquarters and development kitchens in a consolidation move. → Read More

Advocates push for CT to restore federal pandemic program making school-based breakfast and lunch free and available to anyone regardless of income

Advocates push for CT lawmakers to restore federal pandemic program making school-based... → Read More

Dan Haar: Supermarkets launching all-out push for wine sales in CT

Supermarkets and food stores can sell beer but not wine or liquor in CT and they want package stores' wine protection to end in 2023. → Read More

Dan Haar: No Big Idea to transform CT? 'Doesn't worry me at all,' Lamont says

The governor will succeed if CT can show economic growth with residents moving in but he's doing it with tried and true methods rather than dramatic change -- a risk → Read More

Dan Haar: The 8 top events of 2022 that affected CT pocketbooks and prosperity

From jobs growth and inflation to aviation, banks and opioids, the biggest news in business and the economy shaped CT's families, not just the corporate landscape → Read More

Dan Haar: CT cannabis chief to exit days before recreational sales launch

Andréa Comer, who has overseen the rollout of the CT cannabis market that starts Jan.... → Read More

One special session vote sends message about one-party rule

With one large bill in the general assembly covering five separate measures, it's democracy on autopilot where we don't know lawmakers' true views. → Read More

Dan Haar: CT's latest surplus heralds end of 'permanent fiscal crisis'

State budget forecasters say the years when ballooning fixed costs buried Connecticut in... → Read More

Lamont inching closer to all-time CT governor vote record

Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell holds the CT record of 710,048 votes in 2006. Will Lamont beat... → Read More

Dan Haar: How did Lamont trounce Stefanowski? Here's the breakdown

To soundly defeat Republican Bob Stefanowski, Gov. Ned Lamont figured he needed small towns, rich suburbs and a big urban turnout. Some of that happened. → Read More

Dan Haar: A walk through CT's political bellwether town as Election Day arrives

Stratford, an industrial bastion with a shoreline and one foot in Fairfield County, is CT's most typical town politically with a moderate mix. → Read More

Dan Haar: Hayes, Logan offer a double helping of contradictions in the CT 5th district

The race between Rep. Jahana Hayes and George Logan in CT's 5th district leaves a choice... → Read More

Dan Haar: Anti-Lamont rally in CT town a troubling sign of uncivil politics

A rally of conservative Republicans in Fairfield, aimed at shouting down a Democrat rally, was part of the Trumpist culture of disruption and intimidation → Read More

Dan Haar: Yankees' treatment of fans in playoff rain delay inexcusable

The Yankees and Major League Baseball owed updates to fans Monday night in a rain postponement that took 2 ½ hours to declare. → Read More

Dan Haar: The CT economy is not sinking despite what you're hearing. It's growing slowly

A Commerce Department report on GDP showed CT falling but on balance Connecticut is on par with the U.S. over the last year. → Read More

Dan Haar: Voters in CT Insider/WFSB poll: state economy has fallen but Lamont not at fault

Gov. Ned Lamont holds a strong lead over Bob Stefanowski even though most voters in CT... → Read More