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Statehouse Votes Top Weston-Easton-Redding's Week In News

The Connecticut General Assembly voted on a series of end-of-session bills to lead the news in the Weston, Easton and Redding area this week.
The Connecticut General Assembly voted on a series of end-of-session bills to lead the news in the Weston, Easton and Redding area this week. Photo Credit: General Assembly

WESTON, EASTON AND REDDING, Conn. – Big votes in the statehouse led the local news this week. Here are some of the top stories from the past week in the Weston, Easton and Redding area:

? At the state level, the Connecticut General Assembly approved many reforms this past week, including an increase in the minimum wage , a bill that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses and a “blue alert” system to notify the public of at-large suspects of violence against police officers.

? Weston 9-year-old Alexander Boston debuted his short film against bullying, “Stand Up!”

? Redding is preparing to vote on an ordinance that would establish a Police Commission in the town Monday.

? Weston, Easton and Redding are all growing in population, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

? Allergy suffers should pay attention to the state’s Air Quality Index this summer, as hot weather is expected to bring air quality down.

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