Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

Ebong is WSHU’s award winning Connecticut State Capitol reporter.  He worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative and he is a regular contributor of spot news to NPR.   Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. He has also covered several state and municipal corruption trials in Connecticut including one that led to the resignation of former Governor John Rowland. Ebong keenly follows developments with Native American tribes in Connecticut and produced an award-winning feature on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News. Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post.

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Domestic Worker Bill of Rights
7:56 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Conn. domestic workers want a special bill of rights

Carla Goyes, a former Greenwich nanny from Ecuador. One of several domestic workers advocating for a state Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Credit Ebong Udoma

Some domestic workers in Connecticut want a special bill of rights. 

    

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Malloy, Cuomo declare snow emergencies
7:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Winter storm prompts state of emergencies in Conn., NY

Snow covering a parked car in Stamford, Connecticut. Fairfield County saw some of the largest snowfall amounts in the region, with over a foot of snow reported in some areas.
Credit Naomi Starobin

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is requesting help from the White House and FEMA in an effort to  obtain  road salt to treat the state’s highways.  The governor said on Thursday that the state is running out of salt used in snow removal.

The winter storm also prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency earlier in the day Thursday.  

Director of State Operations Howard Glaser says the emergency declaration is necessary for the state to help out local communities in these situations.

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Republicans question surplus & motives
6:24 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy delivered his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Thursday.
Credit Sara Karl

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.

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Malloy appoints Schriro
9:41 am
Tue January 7, 2014

NYC's top prison official named Conn. public safety commissioner

This photo released by the Connecticut governor's office shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, after introducing Dora Schriro as the new commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut Office of Governor

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.

Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.

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legislative response to newtown school shooting
11:39 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signing legislation at the Capitol in Hartford on Thursday, April 4, 2013, that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Credit AP Photo/Steven Senne

Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.

That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.

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