A public hearing is being held in Redding tonight on the budget. The municipal spending plan is less than a 1-percent increase over the current year, at $14.9 million. The Redding Board of Ed is seeking a more than 4-percent increase with a budget of $21.6 million. The proposed Region 9 budget is $24.5 million, a 3 percent increase. The Region 9 budget, which this year includes funding for a school resource officer, is split by Redding and Easton based on enrollment at Joel Barlow High School. Tonight's public hearing is at 7:30.