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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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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Bill scales back utility tree trimming
6:07 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Bill to roll-back aggressive tree trimming by Conn. utilities passes key legislative committee

A bill that would force electric utilities in Connecticut to roll back an aggressive tree trimming program received the approval of a key state legislative committee on Tuesday. There’s been some recent public outcry against aggressive tree trimming by the utilities.

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Proposed Conn. ban on GMO grass seeds
6:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Proposed Conn. ban on sale of GMO grass meets some resistance

Conn. Senate President Donald Williams discussing with fellow Democrat state Senator Andrea Stillman outside the state Senate Chamber
Credit Ebong Udoma

A proposal by state Senate President Donald Williams to ban the sale of genetically modified grass in Connecticut met some resistance on Monday in the state legislature’s environment committee. Opponents complain the proposal is vague and they don’t know what it would actually cover.

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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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Illegal offshore accounts
7:38 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Conn. tax officals want to go after illegal offshore income

Connecticut ‘s Department of Revenue Services wants to go after taxpayers with incomes in illegal offshore tax shelters, even if they no longer live in Connecticut. The department made the case to state lawmakers on Thursday.

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