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Senator Ready Awarded for Pro-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 for the fifth year in a row, scored Senator Justin Ready (R- 5) as a John Shaw Award recipient. The score relates to Senator Ready’s...

Weekly Update February 26

  Dear Friends,   We are wrapping up the 7th week of session.  Below I’ve included some thoughts on activity in the General Assembly and information about local events.  My session weekly update video can be seen here.   Update on Attempted Power Grab Last week I reported on the Democrats attempt to wrest control of executive appointment decisions...

Session Weekly Update February 19

Dear Friends, We are wrapping up the 6th week of session.  Below are some thoughts on activity in the General Assembly.  To give you a broad idea of what we do in 90 days, to date there have been over 1,000 bills filed in the Senate and over 1,500 filed in the House of Delegates.

Weekly Update February 14

Dear Friends,   We are wrapping up the 5th week of session.  Below are a few pieces of legislation that you may find of interest as well as other issues being discussed in the Maryland General Assembly.  After 10 years of working in session in different capacities, I am still amazed at the quality of my colleagues and the work...

Senator Justin Ready to receive Award for Conservative Achievement from American Conservative Union

Washington, DC – On Monday, the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) announced that Senator Justin Ready will receive their Award for Conservative Achievement for voting in line with the ideals articulated in the US Constitution.  “I am honored to be able to stand up for Constitutional principles.  Maryland has long needed a return to fiscal responsibility and conservative values –...

Senatorial Scholarship Application

Are you interested in applying for a Maryland Senatorial Scholarship? Take the following steps to ensure a succesful application: To be eligible for a Senatorial Scholarship, you must attend a Maryland college or university or a private career school. You may also attend an out of state university and be eligible for a scholarship if the major you are perusing is...

Hogan State of the State: Senator Justin Ready applauds Common Sense Approach

Annapolis – At noon today Governor Larry Hogan delivered his State of the State address to the Maryland General Assembly. “I am thrilled at the progress Governor Hogan has made in one year – our economy has turned around despite the damage done by the previous administration.  Our economy is growing, we’re adding to infrastructure, cutting taxes, Marylanders have reason...

Senator Ready Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax

Annapolis: This week, Senator Justin Ready (R-Carroll) introduced Senate Bill 196, a renewed effort to prohibit the state from mandatory mileage tracking devices on private vehicles for the purposes of taxation. “The government has no business monitoring the mileage of private, law-abiding citizens or their driving habits without permission. The idea of a driving tax is very troubling, particularly for...

Letter: Reducing spending to avoid unsustainable debt

As we recently passed the one-year anniversary of Gov. Hogan's inauguration, I thought it was very timely that the Carroll County Times covered his proposals to reduce or eliminate some fees and make modest tax reductions, as well as the predictably negative reaction from the Annapolis establishment. Maryland's political status quo skews to the left. While there are well-intentioned people...

Ready OpEd: Reducing Spending to Avoid Unsustainable Debt

Appeared January 24th - Carroll County Times: As we recently passed the one-year anniversary of Gov. Hogan's inauguration, I thought it was very timely that the Carroll County Times covered his proposals to reduce or eliminate some fees and make modest tax reductions, as well as the predictably negative reaction from the Annapolis establishment. Maryland's political status quo...

Senator Ready’s Weekly Update from Annapolis

Justin delivers his weekly address from Annapolis.

Letter: Make Maryland 'open for business' Again

The recent Times editorial regarding Gov. Hogan's regulatory reform agenda raised several interesting and timely points. Maryland's high tax reputation has made our state unattractive in the past to businesses, seniors and families. Our county has suffered from this issue acutely, reflected in our declining school enrollments. Gov. Hogan and his efforts to reform state government have touched a nerve...

Weekly Update December 16th

Dear Friends,   In an effort to continue to keep you updated on news and events on issues and events going on in Annapolis and locally in Carroll County, this update contains information about Caleb David Ready, the 2016 legislative session, Carroll County Farm Museum Holiday Tours and the Carroll County Republican Women’s Club Christmas Party,.   Ready Family Addition...

Weekly Update December 8th

December 8, 2015 Dear Friends,   In an effort to continue to keep you updated on news and events on issues and events going on in Annapolis and locally in Carroll County, this update contains information about the Carroll County Commissioners, state legislators and School Board meeting December 8th, Carroll County meeting to discuss proposed legislation for the upcoming...

Ready OpEd: Taxpayers Benefit from Hogan Administration

It’s been a very good few months for Maryland taxpayers. For years, we’ve strained under a very heavy load of taxation – on our income, our purchases, and, despite local efforts to reduce it, our property. This crushing burden funded profligate spending at the state level by Governor O’Malley and his allies running Annapolis. But despite increases in income taxes,...

Cooling Centers Open Today in Carroll County

Firstly, I wanted to acknowledge the recently released sad news about Governor Larry Hogan being diagnosed with Stage III non-Hodgkin lymphoma. I would like to ask that you keep the Governor in your prayers. On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 forecasted temperatures will be in the middle to upper 90’s with a combination of high humidity which has prompted the Carroll...

Class Warfare Won’t Help Middle Class

There has been much talk recently in political circles and the media about the middle class, whether it’s disappearing, and what elected leaders should do to help this wide swath of Americans. I’ve watched as two liberal candidates for President have tried to claim the mantle of middle class champions by raging at Wall Street and attacking the so-called wealthy....

2015 Senatorial Scholarship Recipients

Senator Justin Ready, District 5 is pleased to announce the award of college scholarships from Carroll County to 49 students for the academic year of 2015-2016. “I wish these students all the best as they pursue their continued education and appreciate the hard work of my scholarship committee in evaluating all the applicants,” said Senator Ready.

Funds Approved for Veterans Memorial Park

Tuesday, Sen. Justin Ready (R- Carroll) was pleased to receive word that the Board of Public Works approved $45,000 in Program Open Space funding to design and engineer recreational facilities in Westminster Veterans Memorial Park. “”Myself and Delegates Krebs, Rose, and Shoemaker are pleased that Board of Public Works has approved this important funding. These funds are going to engineer...

Weekly Update 5/3

It’s always been my goal to keep you updated on what is going on in Carroll County as well as important legislative information. This update contains a traffic alert, Baltimore City charity information, community budget presentation information, and a synopsis and review of two important Session bills.

Changing the Conversation on Spending

The 2015 Maryland General Assembly Session came to a close earlier this month. This is my fifth session serving in the General Assembly and it was, in my view, the most positive from a taxpayer perspective.  In just three months since his inauguration, Governor Hogan has completely changed the conversation about spending and taxes in Annapolis.