Rep. McCarthy Vahey and Fairfielder Jenn Jacobsen


Bill Signing for Student Data Privacy Law

July 26, 2016

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.

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New Website for School Information

July 11, 2016

The Department of Education recently announced the launch of EdSight, a new website for public school information. This interactive portal makes data about school districts accessible to the public.

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Rep. McCarthy Vahey with Cindi Bigelow

With Cindi Bigelow, CEO and President of Bigelow Tea


Made in Fairfield: Bigelow Tea

June 10, 2016

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.

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New Tool to Track Business Growth

April 20, 2016

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,, which pinpoints where business activity is happening in the state and makes this data accessible to the public.

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