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Ready Report: September 26, 2016

This update contains a “Save the Date” for our upcoming Fall Family event, information about Governor Hogan’s decision to start school after Labor Day, a meeting about Route 30 upgrades in Hampstead, volunteer opportunities, an North Carroll Opioids Community meeting, an road closure, the 50th Annual Carroll County Farm Museum...

Senator Ready Receives Perfect Score for Business Voting Record

The Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) a statewide non-profit and nonpartisan political research organization with their publication Roll Call (their scorecard for legislators’ voting record on business issues), has scored Senator Justin Ready (R- 5) a perfect 100% for the 2016 General Assembly Session.  Senator Ready’s perfect score reflects his commitment to promoting business-friendly, pro-job creation policies locally and...

Ready Report: September 7, 2016

This update contains a “Save the Date” for our upcoming Fall Family event, information about Governor Hogan’s approval rating, an announcement that will help with school bus safety, a meeting about Route 30 upgrades in Hampstead, volunteer opportunities, a road closure, the 33rd Maryland Wine Festival and Westminster FallFest dates.    SAVE THE DATE: Ready Annual Fall Family...

Ready Report: August 29, 2016

This update contains information about the ruling in the Maryland redistricting lawsuit, a meeting about the future of the North Carroll High School facility, a repeal of a septic mandate, a meeting about the relocation of the Finksburg post office, volunteer opportunities, and an upcoming road closure.    STATE  NEWS Governor Hogan Encouraged By Ruling Maryland Redistricting Lawsuit...

Elected Leaders must support Law Enforcement

This has been a trying period for our nation's law enforcement and cities as violence has broken out directed at and in reaction to police. The acquittal of and dropping of cases against Baltimore City police officers charged in the accidental death of Freddie Gray has led to a fresh round of discussions in Maryland that mirror what's happening nationally....

Ready Report: August 10, 2016

This update contains information about the 50th Anniversary Celebration for Carroll County Farm Museum, STEMnet volunteer opportunities, Maryland tax-free shopping week, road closure notices and a list of road work for the upcoming week.   Carroll County Farm Museum Turns 50! The museum will host a  PARTY celebrating the Carroll County Farm Museum’s 50th Anniversary this Friday, August 12 from...

Ready Report: August 2, 2016

Ready Report: August 2, 2016 Dear Friends,   As you have probably heard, record rainfall this past weekend caused the Patapsco River to rise more than 13 feet Saturday night, causing the deaths of two people and the rescue of more than 100 others.  The rain also caused severe damage to homes and businesses in Ellicott City,...

Ready Report: July 21, 2016

Ready Report: July 21, 2016 Dear Friends,   This update contains information on a casual event in Hampstead with Governor Larry Hogan, an MVA announcement for disabled veterans, Maryland’s new driver’s licenses, road closure notices and a list of road work for the upcoming week.   Join Gov. Hogan for Summer Pig Roast on August 6th outside...

Ready Report: July 6, 2016

  Dear Friends,  I hope you and your family had a fun, safe, and relaxing Independence Day. It's easy to dwell constantly on problems we face in our country but July 4th is a great time to reflect on how God has blessed our nation. I'm so thankful particularly for those men and women who serve in our military, law...

Ready Report: June 27th, 2016

Dear Friends, On Tuesday, I held my annual business roundtable breakfast at Maggie’s in Westminster.  I would like to thank all those who came and supported this event, it was a huge success because of you.  This is a critical time to continue the positive momentum we’ve seen in Maryland under the leadership of Governor Larry Hogan.    This update contains information on...

Ready Report June 13, 2016

Dear Friends, I am shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this past weekend in Orlando.  The appropriate thing right now is prayer for those affected and resolve to stand against radical Islamic terrorism and any ideology that seeks to destroy innocent and defenseless lives.      This update contains information on funding for an initiative by Governor Hogan to...

Ready Report: May 30, 2016

Dear Friends,   I hope you had a Happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a great time for us to remember the people whose sacrifice made and saved America, the greatest nation on earth. Over the weekend, I had the honor of participating in Westminster’s annual Memorial Day parade. It's always good for us to take some time to reflect...

Ready Report: May 23rd, 2016

Dear Friends, I want to continue to keep you updated on news and events going on both in Carroll County and Annapolis. This update contains information on an upcoming life insurance town hall forum, a Route 32 planning study workshop, events in our area and a traffic alert.   2016 U.S. Senate Race - Candidate Spotlight: Kathy Szeliga I'm supporting...

Ready Report: May 17th, 2016

Dear Friends,   I want to continue to keep you updated on news and events going on both in Carroll County and Annapolis. This update contains information on Governor Hogan’s recently announced fee reductions and eliminations, announcement of a Maryland government overhaul, an upcoming life insurance town hall forum, a Route 32 planning study workshop, events in our area and...

Ready Report: May 9, 2016

I want to continue to keep you updated on news and events going on both in Carroll County and Annapolis. This update contains information on an upcoming life insurance town hall forum, a Route 32 survey, events in our area and a traffic alert.  Life Insurance Town Hall Forum Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. will be conducting...

Ready Report: April 29, 2016

It’s been a busy political week in the state of Maryland. Following the end of the 2016 session, the 834 bills that passed both houses have now been sent to Governor Hogan for his approval.  The Governor has had three bill signings, with two more scheduled for May 10th and 19th.  For a list of bill signings, click here....

Ready Report: April 22, 2016

The 2016 Legislative Session has ended.  There were 2,817 bills introduced in the Maryland General Assembly this year. Of those, 834 bills passed both houses and have now been sent to the Governor for his approval.  I want to continue to keep you updated on news and events going on both in Carroll County and Annapolis. This update contains information...

General Assembly session productive for County, State

The 2016 General Assembly Session came to a close at midnight Monday. It is an honor to serve in the state Senate. My goal is to keep you informed and be your voice in Annapolis. There is always a wide variety of legislation and activity during the 90-day session. Gov. Larry Hogan has completely changed the conversation...

Carroll County Delegation Concludes Very Successful 2016 Session

Governor Hogan and Carroll Delegation Secure Significant Help for School System At midnight Monday, the 2016 General Assembly Session came to a close. It was a resounding success for taxpayers and businesses throughout Maryland but Carroll County government and, in particular, the school system will receive a tremendous financial boost thanks to the support of Governor...

Senator Ready End of Session Wrap-Up

April 12, 2016 Dear Constituent: The 2016 Maryland General Assembly Session came to a close at midnight Monday. With so much going on in Annapolis, this letter attempts to summarize the major issues that we dealt with during the last 90 days.  It is an honor to serve as your Senator. My goal is to keep you informed and...

Ready Report: April 1, 2016

  It’s been an extremely busy week and we near the end of the 2016 Session.   Below I’ve included some thoughts on legislation, local events and my weekly video.   Partisan Transportation Bill Yesterday, over my vigorous objection, the Senate passed House Bill 1013, a power grab which would restrict the powers of the Governor to...

Szeliga deserves support in Senate race

On April 26th, Maryland will hold its primary election. While a lot of attention is rightly paid to the presidential race, Maryland Republicans will also be voting for nominees for U.S. Senate to replace the retiring Barbara Mikulski. I'm writing to express my strong support for Kathy Szeliga (pronounced Sha-lay-ga) for US Senate. I've known Kathy for over a decade....

Ready Report: March 25, 2016

From my family to yours, I want to wish you a happy and restful Easter weekend.  The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus holds deep meaning for me. I am looking forward to church activities and spending time with family.  I hope that you and your family enjoy this weekend together. Below I’ve included some thoughts information about local events...

Senator Ready Proud to Vote for Tax Relief for Every Taxpayer

On Monday, the Maryland Senate voted 37-8 to pass a tax relief package that will save Marylanders $100 million a year when fully implemented.  “This is an earth-shattering change in philosophy in Annapolis – actually having people keep more of their money; to helping working families and small businesses,” said Senator Ready (R-Carroll). “Fundamental tax relief is...

Ready Report: March 21, 2016

Today, is what’s known as “Crossover” day. By the end of tonight’s session, each chamber must send to the other chamber the bills it has passed for them to be able to go through the normal legislative process in the other house. Bills that have not crossed over by tonight are much less likely be passed this legislative...

Weekly Address (3/11/16)

This week's session video follows up on last week’s video on transportation funding -- check it out here!

Ready Report March 12, 2016

Dear Friends, We are in the thick of the 2016 Session right now.  Below I’ve included some thoughts on activity in the General Assembly and information about local events.  My session weekly video follows up on last week’s video on transportation funding and can be seen here.

Program Open Space Funds Approved for Westminster Veterans Memorial Park Project

On Wednesday the State Board of Public Works approved $1,550,000 in Program Open Space funding for the Westminster Veterans Memorial Park.  “I am thankful that Board of Public Works has approved this important funding. This grant will be used to design and engineer this beautiful 32 acre park that honors Carroll County’s veterans and fallen heroes,” said Sen. Ready Justin...

Letter: Committed to Supporting Police

We are just past the halfway point for the General Assembly session in Annapolis. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Carroll County in the State Senate. A big part of the responsibility of senators and delegates is voting on and working on legislation spanning a whole host of issues. This year, we have well over 3,000 bills that have...

Ready Report: March 4, 2016

We have now passed the halfway point in Session.  Below I’ve included some thoughts on activity in the General Assembly and information about local events.  My session weekly video update addresses Governor Hogan’s transportation budget and can be seen here.