Capitol Avenue with Ebong Udoma WSHU's Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma looks at contemporary political issues from the perspective of his two decades covering local, regional and international events.
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Interview: Professor Gary Rose On The Presidential Election That Went 'Haywire'

Sacred Heart University Political Science Professor Gary Rose has just published a book on the 2016 presidential contest. It's called Haywire . It chronicles what Rose calls "the most unconventional and outlandish presidential contest in the history of American politics."

Interview: Professor Gary Rose On The Presidential Election That Went 'Haywire'

Deep Blue Connecticut Faces Fiscal Woes. So Does Deep Red Oklahoma.

Connecticut is a blue state that has fiscal problems. Oklahoma is a red state that has fiscal problems. Conservatives blame Connecticut's problems on liberal tax-and-spend policies. And liberals blame Oklahoma's problems on conservative economic policies.

How States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana are Managing Its Recreational Use

I In C onnecticut lawmakers ended their regular legislative session on Wednesday without reaching an agreement on the state's next two-year budget. They are hoping to do that in special session before the end of the month. At issue is a projected $5 billion deficit in the roughly $40 billion two-year state budget being considered. One controversial new revenue source lawmakers are considering to help close that gap is the legalization of the recreational use marijuana. WSHU's Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma has been looking into this and joins us now. Ebong how much support is there in the legislature for the legalization of marijuana? EBONG: Tom even though our neighboring state of Massachusetts has recently legalized recreational marijuana, Connecticut legislative leaders didn't believe they had the votes to pass a stand-alone marijuana legalization bill. But they'd like the revenue so they are hoping to bring it during budget negotiations. Here's how House Speaker Joe

How States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana are Managing Its Recreational Use

Crumbling Foundations In Eastern Connecticut: Who's Going To Pay For It?

Thousands of homeowners in northeastern Connecticut are facing a big problem. The foundations of their homes might be crumbling.

Crumbling Foundations In Eastern Connecticut: Who's Going To Pay For It?

Despite Boycott From Some Democrats, Mayor Ganim To Attend Trump Inauguration

Mayor Joe Ganim of Bridgeport, Connecticut, will be one of thousands of elected officials from across the country in Washington D.C. Friday to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Despite Boycott From Some Democrats, Mayor Ganim To Attend Trump Inauguration

Hundreds Of Thousands In Conn. Could Lose Coverage Under ACA Repeal

Some Connecticut residents who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act are speaking up in an effort to convince the Republican-controlled Congress to reconsider repealing President Barack Obama's signature legislation.

Electoral College: Conn. Electors Talk Controversy

On Monday 538 electors are expected to gather at state capitols all across the country to cast their vote for U.S. president. This year, particular attention is being paid to this exercise because for the second time in 16 years, the candidate who lost the popular vote for president is expected to win the Electoral College vote.

Incumbents Lead In Conn., LI Congressional Races

Much of the energy in this year's general election has been taken up by the presidential campaign between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. This has overshadowed several contested Congressional races in our area. WSHU's Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma has been looking at these races and joined Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to talk about what he learned.

Wesleyan Study: Presidential TV Ads Most Positive In Years

Despite the ugly nature of this year's presidential campaign between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the advertising in the last month of the campaign had been more positive than in any other presidential cycle since 2000. That's the finding of the Wesleyan Media Project , which tracks and analyzes ads aired in federal and state elections.

Connecticut Is Serious About Keeping Election Secure

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been questioning whether the November 8 election will be fair. WSHU's Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma sat down with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to talk about how secure the nation's voting system will be on Election Day.

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