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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No Malloy veto overridden since 2011
6:21 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Democratic controlled Conn General Assembly decline overriding Gov. Dannel Malloy's vetoes

On Monday Connecticut lawmakers declined to override Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s eight vetoes from this year. This means lawmakers in the Democratic controlled General Assembly have not overridden any of Malloy’s vetoes since he took office in 2011.

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GOP rival Tom Foley's award delayed
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Gov. Malloy is awarded $6.5 million in public money for his re-election campaign

Conn Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Gov. Dannel Malloy, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman after being endorsed for re-election at the Democratic Convention in Hartford on May 16
Credit Ebong Udoma

 

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will receive about $6.5 million in public money to finance their re-election campaign. The money was approved on Wednesday by the state Elections Enforcement Commission. Malloy’s main Republican rival has yet to be approved for public funding.

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Malloy says he's a friend of labor
7:29 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Conn AFL-CIO endorses Democrats for statewide offices including Malloy for governor

Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, sits with Middletown, Conn. delegates Domenique Thornton, center, and Mary Bartolotta, right, after accepting the Democratic nomination for governor at the Connecticut Democratic Convention, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut's largest labor organization has endorsed Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy for a second term. Delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO's convention on Tuesday also endorsed the state’s incumbent constitutional officers, who are all Democrats.

    

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Lawmakers send a letter to retail industry
5:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Conn lawmakers want the retail industry to back gun control

Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are urging national retailers to voluntarily take steps to reduce gun violence by barring guns from their establishments. The lawmakers made the call on Friday at the state Capitol in Hartford. 

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World Cup Village in downtown New Haven
12:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

World Cup fever grips New Haven, Conn, at outdoor viewing party at Pitkin Plaza

Soccer fans watching the Brazil Croatia opening match of the 2014 World Cup on TV screens outdoors at Pitkin Plaza in downtown New Haven on Thursday June 12 2013.
Credit Ebong Udoma

As World Cup fever grips the globe, fans in New Haven, Connecticut are watching the matches live outdoors on large TV screens in a downtown courtyard. The courtyard called Pitkin Plaza is now known as New Haven’s World Cup Village.  Host country Brazil took on Croatia in the opening match.

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