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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...

Ready Report- We are in the Final Week

Ready Report, April 5th, 2017- We are in the Final Week The March Madness that was the last few weeks of session has come to an end. We are entering in to the final...

Ready Report March 29, 2017: CCPS Supplemental Funding, Sanctuary Status Debate, and Weekly News from Annapolis

Ready Report, March 28. 2017 There are less than two weeks left of the 2017 Session. These final two weeks are the equivalent of the two-minute warning in a football game and the Democrat majority in the General Assembly is...

Weekly Update Video: Road Kill Repeal Victory in the Senate and Preparation for the Sanctuary City Debate