Capitol Avenue with Ebong Udoma WSHU Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma looks at contemporary political issues from the perspective of more than two decades covering local, regional and international events.
Capitol Avenue with Ebong Udoma

Capitol Avenue with Ebong Udoma

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WSHU Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma looks at contemporary political issues from the perspective of more than two decades covering local, regional and international events.

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Capitol Avenue: A Win Is A Win

Last year, he struggled to get his priorities addressed. This year, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is able to take a victory lap for recreational marijuana and a highway use tax for truckers. His legislative record is "decidedly mixed."

Capitol Avenue: A Lesson In Civics

Sometimes it seems like a special degree is needed to really understand what's included in state budget negotiations. Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro wants residents to better informed about how government with civics education.

Capitol Avenue: A Shot In The Arm

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont wants to get as many shots in the arms of residents as quickly as possible. He said the state's crucial vaccine rollout is the only way to ensure the vaccination that's needed to fully reopen.

Capitol Avenue: Holding The Line

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont's budget plan skips increasing taxes in favor of new revenue, dipping into savings and a federal bailout. Economists and lawmakers question whether it would be enough when the state is being confronted with big spending needs and a budget shortfall.

Capitol Avenue: Friends In High Places

Connecticut could dodge raising taxes and keep a surplus in its next two-year budget while dealing with a pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont says that's far more likely now that Joe Biden is president.

Capitol Avenue: King Ned

Governor Ned Lamont has pretty much run Connecticut without state lawmakers since March to handle the pandemic. Those emergency powers expire in February. What to make of Lamont's rule by executive order as lawmakers return to Hartford for a new legislative session next month.

Capitol Avenue: Is 2021 The Year For Pot?

Advocates — both encouraged by federal movement to decriminalize marijuana and states opting into the regulated market — say the possibility of Connecticut legalizing recreational marijuana in 2021 could be the economic driver the state has been looking for.

Capitol Avenue: The GOP In The Wings

Connecticut's Democratic governor will need support from Republican lawmakers to keep a Democratic supermajority in check.

Capitol Avenue: Down Ballot

The Connecticut GOP are holding out hope to flip the state red this election.

Capitol Avenue: City Flippers

Connecticut tries to attract new business to its former manufacturing towns.