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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Proposal increaes CT-N budget by $3.5 million
6:35 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Conn. state TV service wins legislative committee approval for a $6 million budget

A proposal that more than doubles state funding for the television service that covers Connecticut government got the nod of a key legislative committee on Tuesday. The state General Assembly's Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee voted 33 to 17 to approve the proposal.

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OFA projects $69.4 million deficit for 2015
5:39 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

GOP leaders: Malloy's budget out of balance

GOP leaders in the Connecticut legislature criticized Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget projections on Monday. The Republican leaders said the numbers don’t add up in the governor ’s 2015 budget proposal. 

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Conn. crime down to 1968 level
6:14 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Malloy administration says crime is down in Connecticut

Overall crime rates in Connecticut are down to a level last seen in 1968. Governor Dannel Malloy’s criminal justice advisor announced this to state lawmakers in Hartford on Friday.

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$25 million state fund for shoreline properties
7:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Malloy pushes for $25 million state fund to elevate shoreline homes and businesses

Gov. Dannel Malloy at East Haven's Cosey Beach
Credit Ebong Udoma

Governor Dannel Malloy is urging state lawmakers to approve a $25 million fund to help people on Connecticut’s shoreline elevate their homes and businesses. Malloy made the appeal for the low interest loan program at Cosey Beach in East Haven on Thursday.

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Property tax on Colleges and Hospitals
6:28 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Speaker Sharkey supports local property tax on colleges and hospitals

The Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives said on Wednesday he’s in favor of allowing municipalities to tax college and hospital properties. Such institutions are currently exempt from local property taxes because they are non-profits.

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