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Ready Report June 13: Frosh Suing President Trump, Local News, and More!

Ready Report June 13, 2017 Summer is starting to heat up! Congratulations to our Carroll County Students who graduated from either High School or College over the past few weeks. I wish you all the best of luck on your next adventure.


Ready Report June 2: Paid Leave Veto, Local News, and More!

Ready Report June 2, 2017  I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Thank you to all of our service members and their families who sacrificed for our freedom. Below you can find out information regarding Governor Hogan’s veto of the paid sick leave bill, news on Knorr Break expanding in Carroll County, and details...

Ready Report May 24th: CC Time OpEd, Petiton to Stop Soft Sanctuary Status, Local Events, and More!

Ready Report May 24th, 2017 My family and staff offer our deepest sympathies to the victims of the ruthless concert bombing in Manchester on Monday. We stand with our British brothers and sisters in this time of crisis. The United States...

Carroll County Times OpEd: The Quest for Real and Genuine Redistricting Reform

One significant theme in this year’s General Assembly Session was ethics reform and promoting good government behavior. The General Assembly passed the first meaningful ethics reform legislation the State has seen in two decades and a large measure of credit goes to Governor Hogan for pushing for real, fundamental change. Of course...

Ready Report May 17th, 2017: Recap of Hogan Visit, Local News, and More!

Ready Report May 17th, 2017 It is hard to believe we are almost half-way through the month of May already. I always tell my out-of-state relatives that there is nothing quite as beautiful as the State of Maryland in the late...

Ready Report May 5th, 2017: Hogan to Westminster, Help for Pleasant Valley VFD, and more!

Ready Report May 5th, 2017 Happy beginning of May everyone! With the weather warming up, it is really starting to feel like Spring is here. Right now in Annapolis the Governor is reviewing legislation to decide which bills to sign into law and which...

Ready Report April 26th- Carroll Community College Funding, Taneytown Local Elections, Session Leftovers, and More!

Ready Report April 25th, 2017 Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and Spring Break. Things have significantly slowed down in Annapolis compared to the hectic environment that Session was. Right now the Governor is deciding...

End of Session Letter 2017

April 12, 2017 Dear Constituent: The 2017 Maryland General Assembly Session concluded at midnight on Monday. This letter attempts to summarize the major issues that the 47 Senators and 141 Delegates have dealt with over the past 90 days. It is an honor to serve as your State Senator. It is my goal to keep you informed and engaged in...

Carroll County A Big Winner in 2017 Session

For Immediate Release Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410)-841-3683


Sanctuary City Bill Defeated!

I have great news! On Friday night, the Sanctuary State bill was defeated in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - which I sit on. The sponsor of the bill withdrew the legislation when it became clear that the votes were not there to pass it. This is a victory for the rule...