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Ready Report: End of Session Recap

Good Afternoon! As of midnight this past Monday, the 2019 Maryland General Assembly Session has officially come to a close. Below is the link to a summary of some of the most important legislative takeaways to come out of this year’s session; including an overview of the state budget, analysis of the Kirwin Commission’s education recommendations, listing of our victories...

Laura & Reid's Law Overwhelmingly Passes General Assembly on Final Day

For Immediate Release Contact: Meg Butler (410) 841-3683 April 9, 2019   Laura & Reid’s Law Overwhelmingly Passes General Assembly on Final Day  Legislation Protects Expectant Mothers   Annapolis – Last night, a few minutes before the 2019 Session ended, Senate Bill 561, Laura & Reid’s Law, sponsored by Senator Justin Ready, (R-District 5), passed the Maryland State Senate and...

March 29: Ready Report: Hogan's Vetos, Bad Bills, and More

Good Afternoon! This week, we were proud to celebrate the 385th Anniversary of Maryland's founding. On a non-political note, we bid farewell to Senator Will Smith of District 20 as he departs for deployment to Afghanistan with his Naval Reserve unit. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him and all of those who proudly serve in our Armed...

Press Release: Carroll County Delegation Secures Funding for Key Local Priorities in the State's Budget

March 30, 2018 For Immediate Release: Contact: Matthew Schwartzman (410) 841-3683   Carroll County Delegation Secures Funding for Key Local Priorities in the State’s Budget Annapolis: Last week, the Maryland General Assembly voted to enact Governor Hogan’s FY2020 Operating & Capital Budgets. The Carroll County Delegation worked closely with...

Ready Report March 25th - Assisted Suicide, Fight for $15, and More

Good Afternoon! This week’s legislative session brought a lot of hot-button issues to the Senate floor or votes in my committee. My team and I will make sure to keep you updated so you can spread the word on what’s happening here in the Maryland General Assembly.  NOTE: To stay up to date with the latest news...

Ready Report March 18th- Tax Relief, Fetal Homicide, and More!

Good Afternoon! With a little less than one month left in the 2019 legislative session, we are barreling our way to April 9th. We've had some victories, one I'll mention below - but also there are a number of bad bills that are moving I'm still working to defeat. My team and I will make sure to keep you...

Press Release: Laura & Reid's Law Passes State Senate

For Immediate Release Contact: Meg Butler (410) 841-3683 March 15, 2019   Laura & Reid’s Law Overwhelmingly Passes State Senate – Legislation Protects Expectant Mothers Annapolis – Today Laura & Reid’s Law, Senate Bill 561, sponsored by Senator Justin Ready, (R-District 5), passed the Maryland State Senate by...

Ready Report March 8th - March for Life, Styrofoam, and More!

This week in the State Senate had a little bit of everything from an inspiring March for Life to odd/silly bills about "bird-safe buildings" - see video below - and banning some kinds of polystyrene. The House of Delegates, in a 96-44 vote, approved HB166, which would gradually increase the state’s minimum wage from $10.10 per hour to $15...

Announcement: Senator Ready Press Conference - Laura & Reid's Law - Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:30 am

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Contact: Meg Butler (410) 841-3683 February 19, 2019   Family of Slain Howard County Teacher Support Legislation Protecting Pregnant Women and Their Unborn Children Laura & Reid’s Law, Named for Laura Wallen and her unborn son, Reid, would change the prosecution of manslaughter to include the murder of an unborn child at any...

Senator Ready Introduces Broad-Based Income Tax Relief

February 15, 2019 For Immediate Release: Contact: Matthew Schwartzman (410) 841 3683   Senator Ready Introduces Broad-Based Income Tax Relief     Annapolis- Yesterday, Senator Justin Ready (R-Carroll) introduced SB 951 legislation that would reduce Maryland income tax by .25% for every taxpayer. "SB 951 is a modest but broad-based tax cut...

Ready Report February 15th: Guns, Bad Bills, and More

Ready Report February 15th Good morning! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day with your loved ones. We are nearly halfway through the 2019 General Assembly Session, and after some snow and ice, the weather hopefully seems to be clearing up - at least for a few days. Yet, despite recent inclement weather, the dropping of legislation surely hasn’t...

Ready Report February 5th: News from Annapolis

Ready Report February 5thGood Afternoon! We are rocking and rolling one-third of the way through the Session. Thousands of pieces of legislation have dropped in Annapolis. Our team will be working hard to ensure that we are standing up for the values and rights of working families, retirees, and job-creators  across the State.    Senator Ready Reaction to...

Senator Ready Reaction to Governor Hogan's State of the State

January 30, 2019 For Immediate Release: Contact: Andy Baranauskas 410-841-3683   Senator Ready Reaction To Governor Hogan’s State of the State Address Annapolis: On Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan delivered his fifth annual State of the State Address. Governor Hogan emphasized the progress Maryland has made over his tenure as Governor. Senator Justin Ready (R- District 5) was in attendance for...

Ready Report January 24th

Ready Report January 24th After a slow first two weeks, the pace has definitely picked up in Annapolis. I am beginning to introduce my legislative initiatives to the Senate. Over the next few weeks, my bills will be sent to their respective subject matter committees. I will be sure to keep you up to date with our progress....

Carroll County Times OpEd: Back to Work in Annapolis

Last week, the 439th Session of the Maryland General Assembly began in Annapolis. I was honored to take the oath of office to continue serving in the State Senate. In November, I was elected to that office for the first time after serving as an appointee during the previous term. I look forward to working with our District 5 team...

Carroll County Legislative Delegation to Hold Public Meeting on Local Bill Requests

For Immediate Release Contact: Meg Butler (410) 841-3683 January 15, 2019 Carroll County Legislative Delegation to Hold Public Hearing on Local Bill Requests The Carroll County Delegation will hold their annual public hearing on proposed county legislation on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  The hearing will take place in the Reagan Room of the County Office...

Back in Action 2019

Back in Action: Commencement of Session 2019 Yesterday, the commencement of the 439th Legislative Session took place in Annapolis. I took my oath of office, and was reaffirmed in the Maryland State Senate. I look forward to working with my colleagues but most importantly, being your voice in Annapolis. We hit the ground running like always this year....

Merry Christmas

The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year and one that our family looks forward to. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ we can reflect on God's blessings in our own lives and on our nation too. The New Year's celebration and the Hanukkah...

Senator Ready OpEd: Time to Reform Redistricting in Maryland

As we reach the Christmas season and end of 2018, my family and I are grateful for the blessings we’ve been given in our lives. I’m particularly grateful for the opportunity to continue serving Carroll County in the State Senate and working to advance policies that will make our state better for families, retirees and job creators. Representing our area...

Ready Report: Special Event Wednesday and Redistricting OpEd

  Ready Report- December 17th Dear Friend, Delegate April Rose Holiday Party Join me and Delegate April Rose at her Christmas Holiday Party. Her event is on December 19, at 6pm at Liberatore’s Restaurant in Westminster. Delegate Rose is a valuable member of our District 5 team and works to push forward our business...

Ready Report December 5th: Redistricting Update, Delegate Rose Holiday Party, and more!

Ready Report- December 5thGood Afternoon Everyone! 2018 is rapidly coming to an end, and Session 2019 will be here before you it. This should be an interesting Session. Governor Hogan will have more flexibility to push a jobs and family friendly agenda during his second term, while a new cast of legislators will change the status quote in Annapolis. I will...

Happy Thanksgiving

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here! With the tumultuous non-stop world we live in, stopping to reflect and give thanks is imperative. God has truly blessed us to live in the most free and prosperous nation in the world. May God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving Weekend.  “Let...

Thank you Carroll County!

Dear Friend -- I just want to say thank you - thank you for your support, friendship and prayers during the past four years and especially this election season. We won a big victory on Tuesday in my race for the State Senate, winning 72%-28%. We had some really good news -...

Early Voting Begins Today

Good Morning! After all the commercials, door-knocking and mailing - people start casting ballots today in Maryland as early voting begins and runs through November 1st. The polls are open every day from 10 a.m. through 8.p.m. If you are concerned you might not have time or be...

Ready Report October 22nd: Early Voting Starts this Thursday, News from the Campaign, and More!

Ready Report October 22 Good Afternoon! We are barreling our way to November 6th, and the election will be here before you know it! Over these last 15 days of the campaign, I humbly ask for your support not only for myself but our entire District 5 Team; Delegates Krebs, Rose, and Shoemaker, and of course, Governor Hogan.

Ready Report September 24: Senator Ready Plans to Reintroduce Laura and Reid's Law, Upcoming Events, and More

Ready Report September 24th Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. As we gear up for the general election, Team Hogan has been working hard to ensure we continue to keep Maryland on the prosperous path Governor Hogan has put the state on.   Senator Ready and Delegates Krebs, Rose,...

Senator Justin Ready & Family of Slain Howard County Teacher to Re-Introduce Legislation Protecting Expectant Mothers

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Meg Butler (410) 841-3683September 7, 2018 Senator Justin Ready & Family of Slain Howard County Teacher to Re-Introduce Legislation Protecting Expectant Mothers  With the news of Tyler Tessier’s suicide yesterday, the Wallen family was again denied justice.Tessier was charged with first degree murder for Laura’s death, but since Reid was only 14weeks in development...

Ready Report 8/28: Carroll Cooling Centers, Meet Craig Wolf, and More!

Good Afternoon – I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer - even with it getting really hot again this week. While it’s disappointing that summer is almost over, it’s exciting to welcome a new school year and the start of football season! In addition, the election season is heating up. I've included some updates below:

Ready Report August 13th

Ready Report August 13th We're in the dog days of August - the return to school for students is just around the corner - but there's a lot going on locally and around the state. First, some information about the impact of the recent heavy rain and storms we've had in our region: Road Closure Information:Carroll County has been pelted...

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate the 242nd birthday of the United States of America, it is important that we pause to reflect on how blessed we are to live in this great country. Civility in American politics is at an all-time low, and at times it feels that the divisiveness within our country is beyond repair. Because of that...