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Ready Report December 16: Ready OpEd on CCPS, Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Carroll, and More!

Ready Report- December 16th Good Afternoon, I hope everyone is in the Christmas spirit as 2017 winds to a close. 


Ready Report December 7: Carroll County Delegation Public Hearing, Hogan Baltimore City Crime Plan, and More!

Ready Report- December 7th  Happy Thursday everyone! It seems like 2017 is speeding to its conclusion and before you know it, we will convene in Annapolis for the 2018 General Assembly Session. I look forward to representing you...

November 22- Happy Thanksgiving

Ready Report- November 22Dear Friend,  With all the terrible stories in the news lately, it’s good to take some time to focus on what we are thankful for. God has truly blessed us to live in the most free and prosperous nation in the...

Ready Report November 7: Reaching our Goal, Computer Science Education Boost, and More!

Ready Report- November 7 Dear Friend,  I want to start off this update offering my sincerest prayers to the victims and families of the recent terrorist attack in NYC and...

Ready Report October 26: Support Tax Relief, Hogan Executive Action, Local News, and More!

Ready Report- October 26 It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of October. 2017 is flying by, and Session 2018 will be here before you know it. Next year is a pivotal year for the State of...

Ready Report October 10: OpEd on Anthem Protests, Local News, and More!

Ready Report- October 10  In light of the recent attacks in Las Vegas, I would like to express my sincerest thoughts and prayers towards all of those affected by this tragedy. We appreciate the swift and brave actions of our first responders who risked their lives to save others. May God...

Ready Report September 21: Help for Public Safety Personnel, Funding for Carroll Roads, and more!

Ready Report- September 21st I hope everyone is having a great start to their fall and new school year. Governor Hogan Approves FirstNet Communications Plan for First Responders


Ready Report September 5th

Ready Report- September 5th   I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. Today is the first day of school for our students and teachers, I want to wish you all a...

District 5 Team Files Together for Re-Election

For Immediate Release Contact: Justin Ready: 443-974-2079              Susan Krebs:  410-371-0848              April Rose: 410-259-9824              Haven Shoemaker: 443-326-7267

Ready Report August 18: Response to Charlottesville, Local News, and More!

Ready Report August 18, 2017 President Lincoln once said, “At what point then is the approach of danger (to our nation) to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up from amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot,...

Ready Report August 1: Emission Reform, Help for our Vets, Local News, and More!

Ready Report August 1, 2017 Happy first day of August everyone. There is a special feeling in the air during this time of the summer. It reminds me that the start of football season and a new school year is getting close....

Common Sense Help for the Bay

Throughout Governor Hogan’s first three years in office, I have worked with him to find common sense solutions for issues that affect our State. Whether it was repealing the ridiculous Rain Tax mandate, passing tax credits to help manufacturers and other job creators in Maryland, pushing for tax relief on retirement income,...

CC Times OpEd: AG Frosh Should Recuse Himself

Other Voices: AG Frosh should recuse himself from redistricting case “Power tends to corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." That quote from Lord Acton applies well to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who acts in hyper-partisan fashion, using his office to send out...

Ready Report June 28th, OpEd of Free Speech, Update of Paid Sick Leave, Local News, and More!

Ready Report June 28, 2017 As we approach the 4th of July weekend, I want to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday weekend. Soon we will have the chance to celebrate the birthday of our great country, always one of...

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...

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


Road Kill Repeal & Sanctuary State Bill – Good News/Bad News

Road Kill Repeal & Sanctuary State Bill – Good News/Bad News  We have reached “Crossover” Day in the 2017 Session. The Senate will start to review legislation that has passed in the House, and vice-versa. If...

Senator Ready Advances Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act

For Immediate Release: Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410) 841 3683 March 16, 2016 Senator Ready Advances “Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act” Presents SB 841 with Advocates and Legal Experts to Senate Finance Committee Annapolis- Yesterday, Senator Justin Ready presented Senate Bill 841 “Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act” before the Senate Finance Committee. SB 841 seeks...

Weekly Video Update: Mandated Paid Sick Leave