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Dan Haar


Norwalk, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

Dan Haar: Lamont can’t dance despite $5B surplus, bright jobs picture

The CT economy is showing signs of outperforming the nation but Gov. Ned Lamont walks a... → Read More

Dan Haar: Leora Levy — a political insider in U.S. Senate race, not fit to serve CT

The Greenwich Republican running against Themis Klarides and Peter Lumaj to face Sen.... → Read More

Dan Haar: Dita Bhargava, vying for CT treasurer, pushes back as Hulu rejects her ad on abortion

Hulu, the giant streaming service, declined to run the TV ad citing a policy at parent... → Read More

Dan Haar: A CT town reckons with a record, $5M housing discrimination verdict

Taxpayers in Cromwell must pay $5 million after a federal jury found discrimination... → Read More

Dan Haar: The CT budget surplus is up again. When will it fall?

A big question underlies the fight over the size of tax cuts and refunds in Connecticut:... → Read More

Dan Haar: Archbishop Blair embroiled in battle over fundraising for CT Catholic schools

The issue is creating a fissure in the archdiocese and threatening progress at the... → Read More

Dan Haar: Why we’ll see emotion, anger and no new U.S. gun violence laws after Uvalde

As the latest mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas shows, we are a nation born and reared on... → Read More

Dan Haar: A basketball star’s lessons on failure and redemption

Will Kirkaldy, once a top basketball prospect alongside Chris Webber and Penny Hardaway,... → Read More

Dan Haar: Lech Walesa, in CT, calls for new global era; Ukraine refugees react

HARTFORD — A newlywed couple sitting in the balcony at the Infinity Music Hall gave... → Read More

Dan Haar: Candidate makes a deceptive claim in hot statewide campaign

This could easily look like Rep. Hilda Santiago claiming a Lamont endorsement. But the... → Read More

Dan Haar: Roe v. Wade Supreme Court leak, and likely decision, will hurt GOP candidates

The leak of a Supreme Court draft decision gives Democrats in blue and purple states an... → Read More

Dan Haar: On Earth Day, backers of CT environment bills show hope and caution

Will this year be different for climate legislation? There is reason for optimism even... → Read More

Dan Haar: What I learned riding an e-bike and driving an electric truck

Dan Haar takes the Rivian R1T for a spin at Electric Vehicle Day at the Connecticut Capitol in Hartford. → Read More

Dan Haar: How three competing CT car tax reform plans would affect you

Lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are debating three distinct ways to ease the burden of city... → Read More

Dan Haar: Mixed results from NCAA event for a city seeking to define itself

The deeper issue is whether Bridgeport can use the NCAA basketball regionals and other... → Read More

Dan Haar: Don’t confuse state tax breaks with true, needed tax reform

Cuts in the in-your-face taxes such as gasoline and the sales tax, despite the rhetoric,... → Read More

Dan Haar: CT gasoline tax break set to pass on Wednesday; here’s how much you’ll save

At the current price, the tax reprieve amounts to just under 6 percent, or about $50 for... → Read More

Dan Haar: State could be heading for a telework train wreck

As tens of thousands of CT state employees return to “normal,” we can’t predict how... → Read More

Dan Haar: Bridgeport demolition job went to highest bidder by $3.3 million

Both AAIS and Bestech were on the state’s pre-approved list of haz-mat and demolition... → Read More

Dan Haar: One demolition firm gained majority of work under Diamantis

AAIS also received a significant share of work from local school projects, as well as... → Read More