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Ready Report, February 7, 2017

 We’re entering the fifth week of the 13-week 2017 session.  Last week Governor Hogan delivered his State of the State Address. Among the topics he touched on were the proposed FY2018 Budget and spending reform. You can read more about the Governor’s address by clicking here. Below, please find information regarding my weekly video update, the OpEd I wrote in the Carroll County Times concerning ethics reform, legislation filed to secure Maryland elections, and our District 5 Night in Annapolis.

Weekly Video Update:

My video update from last week gives details on the purposed FY2018 budget introduced by Governor Hogan. His budget is a balanced proposal that does not raise taxes, essentially levels funds the budget, but still funds education at record levels. To watch my video in its entirety, click here. 

 Ready in Carroll County Times: Ethics Reform

Unfortunately, the news has been filled recently with reports of unethical or illegal activity from some in the General Assembly. As a state legislator, I believe that our ethics should be above reproach and that all of us should be fully transparent and accountable to the public and to our state's ethics commission.  To read my full OpEd, click here.

Ready and Shoemaker File Voter Registration Integrity Act

Delegate Shoemaker and I have introduced legislation to help improve the accuracy and integrity of Maryland’s voter rolls. To read the press release regarding this piece of legislation, click here.

An Evening in Annapolis with District 5 Representatives

You are cordially invited to join us from 5:30 to 7:30 on Monday, February 20th, 2017. The event will be held in room 180 the lower House Office Building  6 Bladen Street, Annapolis MD, 21401.  Please plan to stay, and observe either the House or the Senate proceedings which begin at 8 p.m.  Refreshments will be served, this is a free event.  Please bring a photo ID

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to justin.ready@senate.state.md.us or 410-841-3683.

Connecting With Us:

To stay up to date with the latest goings on in Annapolis and our area, I hope you’ll like my Facebook page – www.Facebook.com/SenatorReady - and follow me on Twitter – http://Twitter.com/JustinReady - and Instagram - http://Instagram.com/JustinReady. It’s a great way to stay informed and also to get in touch with me when you have concerns.

I consider it a great honor and responsibility to serve you in Annapolis and welcome your thoughts and opinions.  Please feel free to contact me or my staff with any questions, or concerns that you have.

Sincerely,

 Sen. Justin Ready