Earlier this month Fairfield resident Jenn Jacobsen and I participated in a ceremonial bill signing for a law to protect student privacy by imposing certain restrictions on the use and sharing of student data. PA 16-189, An Act Concerning Student Data Privacy, will go into effect on October 1.
This Spring I had the tremendous pleasure of touring the Bigelow Tea Company facility in Fairfield with Cindi Bigelow, CEO and President, and members of her team. It was a great opportunity to learn about Bigelow’s operations and better understand how Connecticut can work with local businesses to foster economic growth.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill recently announced a new tool to track business formation in Connecticut. Her office has worked with the Connecticut Data Collaborative to launch a site, Ctbusiness.ctdata.org, which pinpoints where business activity is happening in the state and makes this data accessible to the public.