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Ready, Krebs, Rose & Shoemaker Achieved 96% Cumulative Score for Small Business Voting Record

Annapolis – Maryland Free, formerly known as Maryland Business for Responsive Government, a statewide non-profit and nonpartisan political research organization with their publication Roll Call (their scorecard for legislators’ voting record on key business issues), has scored Legislative District 5's Senator Justin Ready, Delegate Susan Krebs, Delegate April Rose and Delegate Haven Shoemaker with the highest cumulative score in the General Assembly. 

Unfortunately for Maryland employers and employees, the Democrat-controlled 2021 General Assembly choose to pass dozens of bills known to have negative effects on our business climate. This was a continuation of a long trend in Maryland. The District 5 Team's score reflects their commitment to promoting business-friendly, pro-job creation policies locally and statewide. 

“We are our proud to stand up for job creators, small businesses and their employees as we serve in Annapolis. Our goal is making Maryland the top destination in American to start, grow and maintain a business," said Senator Ready & Delegates Krebs, Rose & Shoemaker in a joint statement. "It's unfortunate that in the wake of a massive economic downturn , the 2021 General Assembly continued a trend of passing bills that make it harder or more expensive to do business in Maryland. Our priority for the 2022 Session is turning back the tide of out-of-touch, liberal policies and restoring common sense to how the state regulates and taxes job creators.”

Cumulative percentage is based on a legislator’s votes throughout his or her entire tenure in the General Assembly. The criteria for the score and the Maryland Free Roll Call publication can be seen at their website Roll-Call-2021-7.11.21-Web.pdf (