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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


Ready Report March 15th

Ready Report, March 15, 2017 I hope everyone was able to stay safe at home yesterday during the snow day. Session 2017 is still rolling in full force regardless of whatever weather we may face. There is about a month...

Senator Ready OpEd in Carroll County Times: "Addressing Heroin and Opioid Epidemic"

Last week, Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency to increase state and local coordination and make additional grant funding available to curtail the heroin and opioid crisis which has been ravaging our entire state – particularly illustrated by overdoses that we have sadly seen first-hand in Carroll County. This action is...

Ready Report March 8, 2017

Ready Report March 8, 2017 The time to get things done during the 2017 General Assembly Session is running out. My team and I are working hard to enact policies that make...

Weekly Annapolis Video Update- Marijuana Bills, College Gun Bill, Voter Registry Bill Update, and BAT Update


Weekly Ready Report

Ready Report, March 1, 2017 There are six weeks left of the 2017 General Assembly session. Things are moving very quickly now, and I’m doing my best to impact policies across a wide spectrum.


2017 Hampstead-Manchester Business & Community Expo

Come on out to this year's expo!

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Weekly Video Update from Annapolis 02/22/17


Ready Report February 21st

We’re hitting the halfway point of the 2017 General Assembly session, it is amazing how fast these first six weeks have passed by. Last week was a very busy week for me. Six bills that I am either the primary sponsor on or represented the Carroll County Delegation on were up for committee bill hearings. Last...

Weekly Video Update February 15, 2017


ICYMI: Ready & Shoemaker Pursue Accurate Voter Registries

For Immediate Release: Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410) 841 3683 Shannah Minderlein (410) 841 3359 February 6, 2017 Senator...

Ready Report February 13th, 2017

Ready Report, February 13, 2017   We’re about to start the sixth week of the 13-week 2017 session. Last week was an eventful week here in Annapolis. There are dueling paid leave plans, one that was proposed by Governor Hogan and another that is being pushed...

Weekly Update Video- Annapolis Update 2/6